By Kevin Deisher
(1) In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
(14) The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
– John 1:1 & 14
Jesus Christ, the Word, humbled himself to come to Earth in flesh as a man. Does that strike you as odd? Even though I do not doubt this it sometimes makes me wonder why God, the creator of the universe and all within it, would care so much for mankind. With few exceptions I imagine mankind has been a bit of a disappointment for God.
Over 2000 years ago, God became incarnate and chose to roam the Earth as a man. In that time he became the greatest teacher and the focal point of human history. He chose weakness to show his power. He chose to die to show us eternal life. God could have come up with a plan to save mankind that didn’t require a gruesome death on the cross, but he didn’t. He chose a horrific way to die and then overcame that death to have eternal victory over the enemy of all mankind.
Only through his incarnation was this possible.
Only through his death and life is my own life possible.