He renounced His citizenship in Heaven, and though He was rich, He became poor for us, that through His poverty we might become rich. Jesus not only had to come to be among us, but He also had to be one of us! He had to become a member of the human community.
Jesus came as a docile and serene little baby, weak and helpless. He not only adapted to our human form, but also to our way of life. He was human. He was tired, hungry and exhausted. He went through all these things, like us, but without sin, so that he could be a good High Priest, have compassion on us, know how we feel, know when we are tired of walking and exhausted, knowing when we can not take it anymore.
God sent Jesus as a human being so that He could better come to us with His love, communicate with us on the lower level of our human understanding.
"For He knoweth our frame, remembereth that we are dust" (Psalm 103: 14), having Himself lived in this structure, suffered and died in it for our sake. Jesus came down to our level to be able to lead us to His. What a miracle, and everything for love of us!
Thank you, Jesus, for being born on this earth to live and die for us. You lived here just like us, and you went through all that we have to go through, yet your faith never wavered. We thank You for the greatest gift of all: You. We thank You, Lord, above all, for His gift of love. We thank Him for His birthday and His life, His death and all that has passed to give us salvation and eternal life! Amen.
"But he was wounded for our transgressions, and he was bruised for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his stripes we are healed. " Isaiah 53: 5
David Brandt Berg