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He Came: For Us (2 of 3)
Rev. Jim Henry
Mark 10:45, Luke 19:10, John 10:10
J. B. Phillips, doing a modern version of Milton's Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained, talked about the senior angel who took the littlest angel on a tour of the universe. They went by billions of galaxies and finally they came to a galaxy with 500 billion stars in it. The senior angel stopped for a moment and said to the littlest angel, "I want you to look over there. That is the visited planet." The littlest angel looked over there and said, "That is the one? Well, that is just a little, dirty, gray place out there. That is where He went? Well, that is just a fifth class star. Don't tell me that He went down there for those creeping, crawling creatures and became like them." The senior angel said, "I don't think He called them creeping, crawling creatures. He loved them. He went down to be like them in order to make them like Him."
He came. Let's look at it in God's Word in Mark 10:45. The disciples had been talking about their greatness, and who was going to sit on the right or left hand of the Lord. Jesus said to them, starting in verse 43, "Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
Would you pray with me? Father, in these minutes our emotions and our thoughts are so moved as we think again and visualize how great Your love is for us. Now, from the Word of God that tells us who You are and what You did, let us draw into our own hearts and lives from that eternal Word that never changes, that we might duplicate in our hearts by Your indwelling power who You are and what You want us to be. Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, oh Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer; in Jesus' name. Amen.
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