Coming In Person — A LifeWords Devotion – Hope 103.2

Coming In Person — A LifeWords Devotion

Only a perfect human being could rescue imperfect human beings. And so God came in the person of Jesus, showing His love for us in person.

By David ReayFriday 13 Nov 2020LifeWords DevotionalsDevotions

John 3:16

For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that every one who believes in him shall not be lost, but should have eternal life. (JBP)

God so loved the world that he didn’t send a committee, or set up an angelic board of enquiry, or demand a white paper from the religious experts walking the earth. He came in person. This was one job he would not delegate.

A children’s story tells of a rich widower who had a young son. The father had lots of domestic help and there were many household chores that were done by his helpers and employees. He looked out his office window one day and noticed his son climbing a tree.

He turned back to his work and before long heard a cry from outside. His son had fallen. What did he do? He did not summon a servant to see to his hurting son. He went himself. Love compelled him. No other person would do, no other action would be sufficient.

Which is how it is with God and his beloved yet broken world. He had sent his representatives, the prophets. He showed something of himself in the written traditions and stories of his people. But in the end, he had to come in person. Only a perfect human being could rescue imperfect human beings. And so God came in the person of Jesus, that perfect human being.

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God knows, as we know, that if you want something done properly, you do it yourself.

Blessings

David