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From Wendy Howard [Editor of Despatch magazine],
Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia.
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Getting to know
God together.


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!
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:
“...Christ 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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