“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers” I John 3:16.
Love defined is not as forceful as a demonstration of what it is and how it functions. Hands-on gives meaning to theory. It breathes life, excitement, and reality into what seems so complex and perplexing. God, as Spirit, seems so distant; as if He is dwelling in a thick dark cloud far beyond our comprehension. He seems to be dwelling in that dark chamber that the High Priest was allowed in once a year.
However, when God took on the nature of a human, it brought Him into a whole new dimension of understanding that has greatly enhanced our grasp of spiritual truth and their powerful realities. Here was God clothed in human flesh raising the dead, cleansing lepers, healing the sick, walking on water, calming a storm by the Word of His power, forgiving a sinful woman, casting out demons out of those who were oppressed by them and sharing the Good News of how men could be born again and thus become children of God.
Some of those who saw Jesus in the flesh came to appreciate the wonders of the incarnation which introduced them to a whole new appreciation of God. Today, the four accounts recorded in the gospels of those encounters with the God-man have ignited and set our hearts aflame with a passion for Christ. Even though removed two thousand years from the event, the Spirit of God still breathes life into them.
Our hearts now pulsate with new life because Jesus came and put a human face on God. Does this excite you?
PRAYER Lord, help me that my love for you will be excited by your love for me. Amen
WISDOM Love by example impacts powerfully on our spirit.