Jesus Came to Earth for You
It is rare to see a celebrity in places we attend for leisure or grab a bite to eat. We can observe their speech and mannerisms we have celebrated over the years, yet still find it difficult to believe it is them. We think they would not get caught seen at some lowly places we attend. For good reason, there are many celebrity impersonators, and when the real ones are before us, it is assumed they are not real.
Jesus came to this earth, and man had a difficult time then and even today, believing He is the Son of God. Isaiah prophesied about this visit to Earth, “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel” (Isa. 7:14). Matthew 1:23 says, “Immanuel is translated God-with-us”! God came; he brought light to a lowly manger, light to the ghetto of Nazareth and Galilee, and ultimately, the entire world.
One may ask a celebrity why you came to this lowly place. And they might tell you that I have come for the hot dogs and view the incredible scenery. If you ask Jesus why He came, He will tell you I came for you. I have come to save you, to deliver you from the ways of the world. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it” (John 1:1-5).
Jesus came because we were in the darkness of sin. People are looking for something to latch on to, but since they are in darkness, they grab hold of whatever they can get their hands on. Jesus brings light to the darkness and reveals to everyone who they are and what they hold on to.
When light is revealed, a decision is to be made. Will we love light more than darkness (John 3:19-21)? Because of darkness, we all have a past of things done in darkness or ignorance. Jesus brought light to all of it. He forgave us of all of it. What He did for us, He desires to do for the world (John 3:16).
©12/23/2023 Courtney Henderson