Down to Earth Jesus, 23NOV
We love people who are “Down to Earth”… from new employees or bosses or new friends – everyone whom we can relate with, who are humble, who are friendly and relate with our issues – that shows “down to earth” qualities…
Who was the first human to be labelled with being a “Down to Earth”? Jesus of course! This phrase MUST have been coined by people thinking of Jesus as God humbling Himself in order to come down to Earth.
Humbled to Humanness. That’s Jesus.
Risen for Relief of our sins. That’s Jesus.
Down to Earth, Jesus came as a Christmas gift in the most vulnerable human condition, a newborn baby, born in an earthly manner. He was later forced from this earth in His human prime, by crucifixion death. He was eternally raised to life again, allowing us ALL to also find THE WAY.
A Keith Green song, “YOU!”, resonated this mental moment to me in song – JESUS was HUMBLED TO COME DOWN TO EARTH.
The Word of Jesus fulfilled the old testament, He explained His own journey into to humanness in the least of Judah, Bethlehem. If we are to understand how very human we are, then maybe we have a glimpse into how Godly God is. And how humbling to become the servant, to become human.
Jesus, the best down-to-earth guy we could ever know.
“‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.'”
You! by Keith Green
Who made the whole world with your hand? Walked along this land?
Humbled as a man.
You came down.
And You changing the water to wine
Gave your greatest sign
By changing lives like mine.
How did You know I’d eventually go
And take you for the Lord of my life?