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His Second Coming - by Michael Phillips
The Exaltation of Jesus Christ - Part 3 of 3
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Acts 17:22-31
Aug 17, 2003 am - save us from our sin and misery, the Lord of Glory humbled Himself. He joined the human race-at the bottom. He submitted to suffering and hardship, to crucifixion, death, and burial. Words fail me to describe the greatness of His step down. C.S. Lewis compared it to a man becoming a slug to redeem those nasty, slimy creatures. The comparison is pretty good, but it doesn't go far enough-for the difference between two creatures-even men and slugs-is far less than the difference between the creature and his Creator. And that's what the Lord Jesus Christ is-God Almighty, Infinite, and Eternal. And that's what He did-became a thing like we are to make us a thing like He is! Paul never got over this-and we mustn't either. "For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ how that-though He was rich, yet He became poor, that we-through His poverty-might be made rich". Every believer in Christ admires His heroic sacrifice. But not only do believers admire Him for it, but His Father does too! All we can do is exalt the Lord with our voices and lives. God can do more than that: in fact He has done more than that-and will do even more in the future! For, after three days and three nights in ... More >>>

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