This precious Man; there was never a man like He! Perfect, sinless, spotless, and pure. How much of a shock to His system it must have been to live in our corrupted atmosphere where sin abounded. At every turn there would have been the heartbreaking reminder to Him how far humankind had fallen from where God purposed them to be.
Sin abounded. Darkness abounded. Sickness abounded. Oh, how helpless they were, and we are today! What a God of compassion we have, and what an obedient Son was the Lord Jesus to leave the delights of His Father’s presence, and the presence and praise of adoring angelic beings to come on His divine mission.
Who wouldn’t love Him for doing such a thing? So many it seems did not love Him then ... or now, and all for no purpose. Could we ever get our minds around what kind of pain His heart must have felt being ‘despised and rejected of men.’ No wonder He was called ‘a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief’!
Those of us who by the grace of God have trusted in Him know how ‘altogether lovely’ He really is, while the world still despises Him, and counts Him as nothing! So sad indeed!
🔸 How precious it is to the hearts of His believing people that our beloved Lord and Saviour is a real Man in heaven … today!
We see that His life of sorrow and suffering led all the way to the cross upon which He suffered, bled, and died for lost sinners like ourselves.
It might appear for all intents and purposes that back then the whole account of His life, and the barbaric scene on Calvary’s hill was one of defeat and gloom. He died seemingly at the hands of wicked men … but the Bible clearly tells us that ‘He gave Himself’, and ‘He bowed His head and dismissed His spirit.’