There would be trouble enough, but man is born to trouble, and it is best to meet it when it comes and not lose sleep until it does.”
–Louis L’Amour (The Daybreakers)
“People are born for trouble as readily as sparks fly up from a fire.”
–Job 5:7 (NLT)
Not too long back I heard a person say that when Jesus came He denied His deity. No! Never! I hope that this person was speaking in ignorance, but he was speaking from the platform of a church. That is just another form of Arianism. Jesus never denied His deity.
However, Paul wrote about the “kenosis”, the laying aside or putting aside of His glory. He could not have come to earth in His glory, so He willingly put it aside to become man. I believe that is one of the temptations of Christ while on earth to take back His glory.
Remember the time in Nazareth when He passed through the crowds? On the Mount of Transfiguration He began to shine. Peter, James, and John were admonished not to tell anyone about this until after He rose from the dead. Then came that fateful evening in the Garden when He was betrayed. The soldiers came and asked, “Are you Jesus?” His simple, yet powerful reply knocked them to the ground for He said, “I AM.”
Christmas, with all its lights, the stars, the angels, all that goes with it belies the magnificence and glory of Christ. This is a glorious time because Jesus did set aside His “glory”, came to earth as a man and to become the Savior.
“Time was with most of us, when Christmas Day, encircling all our limited world like a magic ring, left nothing out for us to miss or seek; bound together all our home enjoyments, affections, and hopes; grouped everything and everyone round the Christmas fire, and make the little picture shining in our bright young eyes, complete.”
Our world is definitely limited. Think of that, then think of Jesus who left the unlimited to come and join us. He walked looking up at the same stars we do. He thirsted and hungered, as we do. He worked and became tired so He had to rest, as we do. But He understood that there is so much more to life and especially, eternal life, as we should.
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