Paul says we Christians are running a race. Here's what I'm looking at on my run toward Christ.

Monday, May 4, 2015

You Stoop Down to Make Me Great

I've been reading a psalm a day for the past few weeks.  I highly encourage you to do the same, because psalms have such a great way of speaking to our souls.  When I read a psalm I'm usually taken aback by sections of what I read, but this week one line stayed with me.  It isn't a long passage but it is impactful.

"... you stoop down to make me great."  Psalm 18:35c

This one line of the Scriptures stopped me in my tracks and made me ponder.

You stoop down to make me great.

This one sentence captures a lot of what the Gospel is.  I mean, this is good, no this is great news.  God stoops down to make me great.

Think about it.  Jesus is and was and always will be God.  That means He is infinitely huge, infinitely powerful, infinitely wise, infinitely worthy of praise.  Jesus for eternity before time began was perfectly mighty.  He from the time the angels were created was worshipped all the time.  He was great and was greatly admired.  Jesus didn't need us for a moment!

Yet, Jesus stooped down.  Jesus went from being infinitely huge to being a single cell.  Jesus went from omnipresent to embryonic.  He went from glorious heaven to a teen mother's womb.  He went from a throne to an animal's food trough.  Jesus stooped WAY down.

You stoop down to make me great.

While I was still a sinner, a rebel, a hater of His ways and quite frankly a hater of Him, Jesus stooped down to make me great.  Jesus didn't just stoop down to offer me forgiveness.  No, He stooped down to offer me greatness.

"If we endure, we will also reign with Him."  2 Timothy 2:12a

Jesus stooped down to take me from fit to be kindling to fit to be ruling in the Kingdom.

"To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on His throne."  Revelation 3:21

This is an overwhelming Gospel, isn't it.  Jesus stoops down to make me great.  The Gospel is about so much more than escaping Hell, it's not less than that, but it is so much more.  Yes, we escape Hell, but we also inherit the Kingdom with Jesus.

"...you stoop down to make me great."

Jesus stooped so far down to take us so far up.  For as far down as He stooped He will take us that far up and more.  Our destitution is finite, but God's greatness is infinite.  Ponder how far Jesus had to stoop to meet you and ponder how much greatness He has to give you, today.

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