We may say of a baby, “He looks like his mother.” As he gets a little older and develops a personality, we may say, “He took after his father.” Jesus was God’s Son (divine) (Jn. 3:16), yet He was Mary’s Son (human) (Mt. 1:18-25). So, which was it—human or divine? Did Jesus take after His Father or His mother?
Both! A baby is completely his father’s son and completely his mother’s son. Continue reading
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An article on the Internet attributed to National Geographic several years ago provided a penetrating picture of God’s love for us…
After a forest fire in Yellowstone National Park, forest rangers began their trek up a mountain to assess the inferno’s damage. One ranger found a bird literally petrified in ashes, perched statuesquely on the ground at the base of a tree. Somewhat sickened by the eerie sight, he knocked over the bird with a stick. When he struck it, three tiny chicks scurried from under their dead mother’s wings. The loving mother, keenly aware of impending disaster, had carried her offspring to the base of the tree and had gathered them under her wings, instinctively knowing that toxic smoke would rise. She could have flown to safety but had refused to abandon her babies. When the blaze had arrived and the heat had scorched her small body, the mother had remained steadfast. Because she had been willing to die, those under the cover of her wings would live. Jesus came and took the punishment for our sins…He literally died that we might live (Rm. 5:6-8; 1 Cor. 15:3; 2 Cor. 5:15).
House to House Vol. 5 #2
In His life, Christ is an example. In His death, He is a sacrifice. In His resurrection, He is a conqueror. In His ascension, He is a king. In His intercession, He is a high priest. Christ is full and sufficient for all His people. He is bread, wine, milk, living waters, to feed them; He is a garment of righteousness to cover and adorn them; a Physician to heal them; a Counselor to advise them; a Captain to defend them; a Prince to rule them; a Prophet to teach them; a Priest to make atonement for them; a Husband to protect them; a Father to provide; a Brother to relieve; a Foundation to support; a Root to quicken; a Head to guide; a Treasure to enrich; a Sun to enlighten; and a Fountain to cleanse. ~ John Spencer (1630-1693)
“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord…” ~ Revelation 1:8
House to House, Vol. 5 No. 1