I am Rich!

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.
II Corinthians 8:9

Think about this. Our Lord and savior Jesus Christ, up in heaven surrounded by angels singing praises to Him. Yet, he came to this earth to live in human form for us. He came as a babe, was raised by human parents, whom He had created. Obeying them with joy...having to suffer the limitations of a human body. Being treated badly, again by humans he had created. He could have called down 1 angel to destroy all his critics, but He did not. He was hung on a tree with nails through His hands, once again by those he had created. By his death we received salvation, and are now rich partakers of His glory. What Love was bestowed on us in his action. We truly are rich in Christ!

When Love Came Down

When love came down to earth
And made His home with men,
The hopeless found a hope,
The sinner found a friend.
Not to the powerful
But to the poor He came,
And humble, hungry hearts
Were satisfied again.

What joy, what peace has come to us!
What hope, what help, what love!

When every unclean thought,
And every sinful deed
Was scourged upon His back
And hammered through His feet.
The Innocent is cursed,
The guilty are released;
The punishment of God
On God has brought me peace.

What joy, what peace has come to us!
What hope, what help, what love!

Come lay your heavy load
Down at the Master’s feet;
Your shame will be removed,
Your joy will be complete.
Come crucify your pride,
And enter as a child;
For those who bow down low
He’ll lift up to His side.

What joy, what peace has come to us!
What hope, what help, what love!

Stuart Townend
Copyright © 2001 Thankyou Music

Comments

Caleb said…
Thanks for posting! How very true.
Ana said…
What wonderful thoughts!!! Amazing, isn't it?
omysoul!! i LOVE that song! miss ya jay!!
GiGi said…
Amen!
This reminded me of a passage in Phillippians 2-
5In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

6 Who, being in very nature[a] God,
did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
7 rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature[b] of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
8 And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death—
even death on a cross!

I find it amazing that Christ making Himself nothing = being a human...puts it into perspective no?
Thank you for insights!