Leaving Heaven to Save Us

Today I was reading Ephesians 4. In it I was struck by a couple of verses. It struck me that even Jesus’s journey from Heaven to earth was a sacrifice and not just the sacrifice of His enduring pain and death on the cross.

“But what does “He ascended” mean except that He descended to the lower parts of the earth? The One who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.” (Ephesians 4:9-10).

It is truly incredible that Jesus, the King of King and the Lord of Lords left His throne in a perfect heaven, with no sin, ailments, disasters to come to a earth filled with sin, filled with rebellion and hatred and divisions. To come from a place where He was loved and honored to go to a place where He would be hated and killed, mocked and spit upon. What kind of King would do that? Jesus, the One true King. The King who died for you and for me on a cross, so that we could be in right standing with Him.

Today as you go throughout your day, remember to thank God for His sacrifice of leaving Heaven and all its glory to come to a world that hated Him, so that He could spread His incomprehensible love with us, the ones shouting, “crucify him.”


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