Sometimes we don’t realize how “far down” Jesus had to go to save sinful man. I guess it’s because we really can’t get a handle on the holiness of God. A story I read really gave me a picture of what Jesus sacrificed to come from heaven’s glory to “earth’s dungeon” and be born a tiny, helpless infant. On June 5, 1978, a seven-year old boy named Martin Turgeon slipped off a wharf and fell into the Prairie River in Canada. At least a dozen adults saw him struggle for a few moments before he sank & drowned. Why didn’t anyone dive in to save him?
Just upstream, a plant used to dump raw sewage right into the river. The water was dirty—dangerous to your health. So, nobody jumped in to save Martin Turgeon.
SomeONE did jump in for YOU! God thought you were worth jumping in after…that’s what the Nativity proves…unwrap the wonder of that again.
Frederick Buechner said
“Those who believe in God can never in a way be sure of Him again. Once they have seen him in a stable, they can never be sure where he will appear or to what lengths he will go or to what ludicrous depths of self-humiliation he will descend in his wild pursuit of man… And, this means that we are not safe, that there is no place where we can hide from God, no place where we are safe from his power to break into and recreate the human heart because it is where he seems most helpless that he is most strong and just where we least expect Him that he comes most fully.”
The Nativity – is the profound picture of God – the ONE that notices & responds. As you see a Nativity this CHRISTmas season – PAUSE…
Take a moment to thank God for being willing to ‘jump in’ for you. Take a moment to pray & ask Him to show up unexpectedly again into your life. Take a moment to make sure you’re not missing His already unannounced entrances…
What did Jesus jump in & save you from? What might he be wanting to save you from now?…