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From Wendy Howard
[Editor of Despatch magazine],
Access Online http://www.despatch.cth.com.au/Main/tabco_main .htm
Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia.
WITH THE HEAVENLY FATHER -
FOR LAMBS. No.
JESUS JUST A MAN?.
The kids called Brian “Blacky” because
he always worn black clothes. He was fourteen and reckoned he was tough
and cool. Zachary was only ten and a bit frightened of the older boy, he
got out of his way at the shopping mall when he saw him coming. One
Saturday Zachary was buying a computer game in a shop at the mall when
Blacky came in with a dirty looking girl with bright orange hair. He deliberately
shoved Zachary and swore at him! Zachary suddenly got really cross when
he heard Blacky use the Lord’s Name as a swear word, and said,
“ You should
never use the wonderful Name of Jesus Christ like that! He loves
us all and gave His life for us!” He was shaking inside, but
a big feeling of happiness in God went through him like a tingle in his
legs and arms! Blacky looked like a stunned mullet ! He said,
“Um, um, Jesus
was just some `dude' who lived a long time ago.” Zachary
answered him bravely, “No He isn’t, Jesus is God
and He is alive now.” Blacky didn’t say a thing, just
stood there with his mouth open - and Zachary left the shop with his head
held up high. He was going to pray for Blacky.
Jesus wasn’t just another man who was
a good teacher, or some sort of “guru” or master.
Jesus Christ chose to put aside His glory
as God, and He became a man so that he could
save us from the mess the human race had become!
The Lord Jesus Christ is GOD
He was born like no other person was ever
He did not have a father from this earth.
He only had God
as His Father.
He was specially born without any sin
as a tiny baby at Bethlehem.
When Jesus grew up He
had no sin at all, ever.
He never ever stopped being God.
He was the GOD-MAN.
How could Jesus Christ become a 100%
man and still be God as well?
That is a big question. Perhaps you
can understand a bit by thinking of a glass of water. It is H20.
Water is a liquid, but if you freeze it, it will turn into something hard
as a rock. It becomes a block of ice. It is the same H20
but it is different. Chemi-cally they are the same, but physi-cally
they are different. God is much more wonderful that a cup of water,
of course. God was able to be the God-Man in Jesus Christ, it was no problem
for Him - what a thrilling mystery this is!
Are there Bible verses that tell us
about God putting aside His glory to become a God-Man? There is a very
special part in the book of Philippians that tells us about it:
Jesus: Who, being in the form of God [ He was God], thought it not
robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation [
became a man without God’s glory ], and took upon him the form of a servant,
and was made in the likeness of men [ He had a body like we have ]:
And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself [ put Himself down
because He loves us ], and became obedient unto death [ He
did the will of the Heavenly Father ], even the death of the cross.”
(Philippians 2: 5-8).
WELL! That was some pretty heavy thinking!
I hope you didn’t get bogged down! That wonderful Jesus is your Friend
and your own com-panion forever when you belong to Him and He is your Saviour.
There was never a better Friend than Jesus, Who is more wonderful than
any other friend could ever possibly be. This God-Man died on the Cross
to save you from sin and death - what a glorious Saviour:
“For the wages
of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ
our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
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