Worship the King Who Left Glory to Save Sinners
“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” Philippians 2:5-8
A couple years ago my husband and I read Randy Alcorn’s book entitled “Heaven”. Now, that’s a book that will cause you to long for our true home. Heaven is a place of perfection and righteousness; a place with no more pain, fear, or death. Can you imagine never sinning again or never feeling crushed under the weight of this life? Moreover, can you even fathom living eternally where we will see our Savior face to face?
Though we can’t fully grasp the glory ahead of us, we know it will be more breathtaking than we could ever dream.
This place called Heaven which we long for was the home Jesus left behind to start His rescue mission for you and me. Imagine a love so great it would move someone to leave the perfection of Heaven and come to earth…this earth, filled with such terror—so much pain. Imagine the sinless Son of God, who possessed riches beyond belief, willingly submitting Himself to our sinful world, coming to save those who spurned His name, those who would scream, “Crucify him!”
What love is this? Only the love of Jesus. Only He would take off His crown and robe, replacing them with sin-tainted human flesh. He left glory to save us.
As Christmas quickly approaches, let us prepare Him room in our hearts and worship the King who was made low to raise us up.
Father, what a gift we have found in Your Son. He is truly worthy of all our praise. May we fix our eyes on Him this Christmas and every other day as well. In Jesus' name, Amen.
What can you do to prepare room in your heart for Jesus today?
Brittany Allen is a follower of Christ, wife to James, and momma to three in Heaven. She exists to bring God glory and prays her writing is an avenue for that. She longs to encourage women to think and live biblically and thrives on seeing women open up their hearts to the Savior and to other women around them.