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November 13, 2017

The earth is an insignificant speck in the universe. Our home planet fills a tiny 25,000 miles of the universe’s 187 septilliion miles. The earth is so small it takes up less space in the universe than an atom does on earth. The universe is massive beyond comprehension. God is greater than the universe.

Skeptics wonder why men would be mindful of a god. They think religion to be nothing but the superstition of a primitive people that civilized society should outgrow. When considering the magnitude of the universe it is not suprirsing that people would look for a god. What is amazing is that God would look for a people. The incomprehensible universe can be described in terms somewhat understandable to man. The magnitude of the Creator of the universe, the God of the heavens, cannot be fathomed.

That the infinite God would take an interest in insignificant man is marvelous to consider. Though the earth is so tiny when compared to the universe it is large in the plans and purposes of God. The earth is the stage on which the drama of redemption is enacted. Redemption was accomplished by the infinite God being made a little lower than the angels. He who is infinitely higher than the angels humbled himself to become a man.

What is man that God would visit him? What is man that God would become man? This question is not answered by speaking of the uniqueness of man, the value of man or desire of God for relationship. The answer to this question is found in character of the Lord who became man. What is God! The only legitimate response to the compassion of God for His creation is this, “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For of him, and through him, and to him are all things: to whom be glory forever.” (Romans 11:33, 36)

When God came into this world He set aside His majesty and power. He laid down the prerogatives of Deity, but did not surrender His Divinity. He humbled Himself. He became obedient to death, even the death of the cross. And then God exalted God. “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

Jesus has been crowned with glory and honor. Jesus the God-ma is now seated above the heavens at the right hand of the Father. He is the Creator of the world. He is the Savior of the world. He is the conqueror of death. He is the head of the church. He is the coming King. He is the righteous Judge. Jesus is exalted. Jesus will be exalted. He will rule over everything in a visible, uncontested, unopposed rule. One day everything in the universe will acknowledge He is Lord.

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