"... He was come from God."
John 13: 3
More often than not the value of that which we possess, be it tangible or otherwise is in its source or origin. Let us for example think of an heirloom. It might not be of any particular value to anyone else but because the item belonged to someone you loved it is of sentimental value to you. A word of wisdom may be much appreciated because of your admiration of the person who passed it on to you. A location may be more significant because of who was there before or what took place there in the past.
Long ago, a Saviour was sent to this world to answer the greatest need of humankind. The dilemma sin had caused could only be solved by God Himself. Being unable to do anything about this great dilemma has left us in a helpless situation but thankfully God has come to the rescue!
The Saviour the world was so much in need of was sent by God Himself. And how thankful we ought to be that He when God sent this Saviour, He sent none other than His only beloved Son. He could have sent an archangel but this would not do; for only His dear Son was able to do all that was required to reconcile lost sinners to Himself. And here we are today, possibly living in the eternal good of all that He has brought us into, depending on whether or not you have repented of your sin and trusted in Him with all your heart as the Bible commands us to do.
But let us look at what the Saviour left behind when He came. He came from the realms of unapproachable light to first appear on the dark side of this little planet called earth. He came from the glories and spender of His Father's presence into the care and keeping of a lowly couple from the despised little town of Nazareth. He came from the presence of adoring angels into a world that would reject Him. What downward stoop He made! But bless the Lord with all our soul that 'He came from God'; because this tells us that it was God Himself who parted with His Beloved for a season.
And because He came from God we ought to hold on to His every word, treasure every account of Him, and hold Him in the highest esteem humanly possible.
The Bible tells us that He came from God and He would be going to go back to God once He finished all that the Father had given for Him to do. What a mighty work was that indeed! No one else did what He did. No one else was able! The biggest dilemma mankind has ever faced has been dealt with completely by the One who God sent. There on the cross the sweet unbroken fellowship He had always enjoyed with His Father was broken on account of the fact that He was made sin. There He bore in His own body the eternal wrath of a holy God against sin in its entirety once for all. All that He willingly left behind deserted Him when in those dark hours He suffered, bled and died alone!
Where would we be without the knowledge that His suffering is over now. He now lives in the power of a endless life beck in the presence of all He left behind when He came from God over two thousand years ago. We owe Him so much for the love He demonstrated towards unworthy folks as ourselves.
The hymn writers expressed it best when they wrote:
"Love so amazing, so divine, demands my heart, my life, my all." Isaac Watts.
"What can I give him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
Yet what I can I give him: give my heart." Christina G. Rossetti
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our visitors a very Happy Christmas and every blessing for 2014.
Remember this is the year in which our beloved Lord could be coming again. The question is ... are you ready?
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