Meditations From the Heart
12/24/14 at 07:19 AM 0 Comments

The Love of Jesus Christ

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The love of Jesus Christ, what does His love look like - a baby lying in a manger?

Imagine if you will. The God of the universe in the body of a baby lying in a manger of hay in a small town called Bethlehem over 2000 years ago. Wasn’t that extremely inhibitive? The God, who created us, The One through whom everything that have life exist. Heb1:2 Jesus Christ came in the form of a human being, a helpless baby. He was confined to the limitations of a baby. He came not speaking or walking. (Being God, most likely He knew what was going on around Him.)

What love? Jesus Christ did not come on this earth as a man. God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ wanted Jesus to experience this human life. To be truly able to identify with the human race, Jesus was conceived in Mary’s womb by the Holy Spirit, and His human life progressed from there. Being God, He may have been aware of His life in the womb. Imagine Jesus reaching out to His Father from within Mary’s womb. That would have been awesome! The Lord Jesus Christ truly sacrificed Himself to be in the womb of Mary.

What love? What humility!! Jesus Christ living the life of a human baby. Imagine the Creator cooing, making baby smiles, grimaces and crying – yet without sin. Awesome! Maybe He started walking at the age of ten months? His steps would have been wobbly. God in human flesh trying to walk; isn’t that amazing? I wouldn’t think Jesus just got up one day and walked. God is too gracious to rob Mary of such precious moments of watching her baby trying to walk. It might have been fun for Jesus as well. A toddler explores. He/she makes his/her way through the maze which is called home. The toddler tastes everything in his reaches. The toddler learns through touching, tasting, listening and observing. Jesus’ toddler experience may well have been more of a proving process rather than a learning one

As a hymn writer penned: “The love of God is greater far than tongue or pen can ever tell….” The Creator came to earth in the form of the human being to live, to experience the human life, to serve and to die. He came and mingled, and interacted with us. God in the flesh, and it was for one purpose. He came to reconcile us to a loving relationship with His Father and Himself, as is written in 1John 1:3. The Gospel of John 3:16 tells us, “ For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life”.

God’s love for us enabled Jesus Christ to humble Himself to the confinement of a baby’s body. What a contrast from his home in heaven, where myriads of angels worshipped Him. Yet Jesus gave it all up to live the life of a human being and ultimately to die on a cross. The Lord Jesus loved His Father and the human race so much, that He gave up eternity for a while and came into time. Time with all of its inhibitions, yet He mastered time. From a baby, to a boy growing up – the teenage years – growing into a man, and having to deal with sinful people in a fallen world. Then to the cross where He died the sinner’s death, paid the penalty for sin for Adam’s race and God the Father raised Him from the dead. Now He is at the Father’s right hand in heaven interceding on our behalf.

He ministered to and served His creation- the human race - for three and a half years. He lived on earth thirty three years. Who could have accomplished what He accomplished in such a short time? The Lord Jesus Christ conquered time. (The cry of the human heart today, so much to do, so little time to do it.) Do you see the love of God shining through the Lord Jesus Christ? Is there any greater love than this? John 15:13

Our Lord Jesus Christ made a tremendous sacrifice for us and He did it all because of love for His Father and His love for us. Who then can separate us from His love? Can anyone or anything? No! We are secure in His love. Romans 8:35-39

Merry Christmas!!

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