God Came Down

One of the greatest mysteries of the Christian faith is that God came down to earth in the form of a little baby. Jesus left the glory of heaven to live among us as a man, to experience human emotions, tragedy, conflict, and even betrayal. Why? So Jesus could be the bridge between man and God, to pay the price for our sins and shortcomings. It’s the greatest gift we could ever receive. But the gift giving didn’t end after Jesus was raised from the dead and went back to heaven. Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to guide us in our daily living. And through heavenly encounters, in dreams and visions, we can walk and talk with our heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. In this Easter season, we have the opportunity to once again remember not only the high price Jesus paid so that we could get back into right standing with God, but His great love for us. Jesus loved everyone – young and old, those who were sick, even those who hated Him. In Matthew 19:14 it says, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.” (NLT) Many were healed by Jesus. “The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor.” (NIV) Even on the cross, as He was crucified, “Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.” And the soldiers gambled for his clothes by throwing dice.” (NIV) Now we are called to do the same. To love as Jesus loved. To forgive as Jesus has forgiven us. To proclaim the good news to the poor and to all who have never heard the gospel. This Easter season as I reflect on how God came down to earth by sending His son, Jesus, I am overwhelmed by such great love. And so very grateful that He walks with me and talks with me each day. On my husband’s healing journey, God came down to visit him. In the last few years of his life, Bill had dreams and visions of walking with God. The stories fill my heart with joy, and laughter too. There were serious times and times of instruction, but through all of those encounters was woven a golden thread – God’s love and faithfulness. Do you know Jesus as your own personal Savior? Does He walk with you and talk with you on a daily basis? If not, today can be the day you invite Jesus into your heart. Then find a Bible-believing church and learn what it means to walk with Jesus in the company of other believers. Jesus is risen, He is risen indeed. May you experience that resurrection power in your life today. God loves you with an everlasting love. Yes, you. May the blessings of the Lord rest upon you today and every day, in Jesus’ name, amen.