Sunday, August 9, 2009

Condescension

His dwelling place was beauty passed description. - Yet He was born in a stable for beasts.

His garment was glorious light and the train of His robe filled the temple (Isa 6:1); He has girded about His chest a golden band (Rev 1:13). - He hung naked, in the likeness of sinful flesh (Rom 8:3) cursed from a tree. (Gal 3:13)

His hair, which is white a wool and white as snow. (Rev 1:14) - Was soaked red from His blood caused by His afflicters.

His eyes, which had ever beheld worship and the adoration of the hosts of heaven. (Isa 6:3) - Were filled with spit from those He came to save. (Matt 26:67)

His ears, which had eternally received worthy praise and adoration from the citizens of Heaven. (Isa 6:3) - Were filled with blasphemy, a mocking laughter and cursing from those He created.

His voice, which is as the sound of many waters (Rev 1:15) and spoke into existence all of creation. (Gen 1) - Uttered "My God My God why have you forsaken me." (Matt 27:46) His mouth had gall and vinegar thrust into it.

His head, which is crowned with many crowns and crowned with glory. - was crowned with thorns, shoved on His head by sinful tormentors.

His hands which brought healing to anyone He touched. - were pierced through by those for whom He cried out "forgive them, for they know not what they do."

His feet, which are like fine brass refined in the furnace (Rev 1:15) which walked on streets of gold, whose shoes no one, no created being is worthy to untie. - had nails pounded through them.....nails were hammered though these feet worthy to be washed with tears!

His back, that at the very sight of, caused Moses' hair to turn white. - was scourged by wicked hands.

God the Son emptied Himself, walked on this earth and gave His life. The redeemed of God will seek to understand and will marvel at the humiliation of Jesus for eternity.

3 comments:

Julie Hammond said...

Wow! What a visual and powerful entry. I knew you were a gifted writer but this is my favorite so far. What inspired this?

Beyond Zaphon said...

Thanks for the unbiased comment. ;-) What inspired the thoughts was a quote (from someone who I can't remember) that discussed a similar matter. I was pondering it and wanted to put some thoughts down. Human language falls short of being able to describe what God went through to "save His people from their sins." (Matt)

nualapthatsme said...

Very deep indeed. We serve a mighty God. Thanks for giving me a deep perspective of what God went through!!!!