It is entrancing to think of the Lord of heaven, the One who made the universe, becoming incarnate, manifesting His personal grace by becoming poor, although He was rich. We shall never learn to love the Lord unless we get to know Him as such, because in His Godhead character He is far above us, way beyond our view. As God, He dwells in light unapproachable whom no man can see, but in manhood’s grace, He is One to whom our souls can draw near because He is the mediator, the man Christ Jesus. Now that is the wonder of the incarnation of our Lord. He is deity incarnate.
He is at once the most approachable person, as well as the most dignified, that ever walked the earth. As a boy He could sit among the learned doctors in the temple, and make them marvel at His wisdom. Yet in His ministry He was so gracious that a poor leper could bow at His feet and receive instant healing by His omnipotent touch. We cannot comprehend such greatness and humility combined – the lion and the lamb character together in one glorious person.
He is the One who made Peter, James and John tremble at the brightness of His transfiguration. Yet He is the same One who could immediately touch them and say “Fear not.” He is the same blessed Man who could walk on the turbulent water and yet reach out His hand in grace and grasp Peter when his faith faltered and he began to sink. He could make Himself at home with Martha and Mary in Bethany, with the same grace with which He could sit down in Matthew’s house and be the friend of sinners.
Surely, we can say with all our heart, “Lord Jesus, we worship You, our Lord and our God.”
By Tom Westwood
With permission to publish by: Sam Hadley, Grace & Truth, 210 Chestnut St., Danville, IL., USA. Website: www.gtpress.org