A little girl was trying to hug her father, but he was too tall. “Bend down, Daddy,” she cried, “so I can reach you.”
Before God sent His Son into the world, He too, seemed beyond our reach. God the Father became God the Son and lived among us so we could come to know and understand Him. God became Man in the Person of His Son. He “bent down” to reach us.
Like us, He was born of a woman. But unlike us, He had no earthly father.
His life, which began without sin, was lived without sin. He went about doing good for all – healing the sick and providing hope for the crises of life. After all of the good that He did, He voluntarily went to the cross and died for our sins, expressing the love of God, His Father.
He’s the same today. Right now, as always, He’s reaching out to us with His enduring and unending love.
This is a great time to reach out to Him and tell Him we love Him and are thankful for all He’s done for us.
Prayer: Father, we thank You for Your love. We are grateful that You came into the world to show us how much You care for us. May we grow to love You more and live lives that please and honor You. In Your Name, Amen.
Scripture: 1 John 4:19 We love because he first loved us.