Why Christmas? or, I Feel Your Pain

23 12 2014

jesusandmaryThis is a well-worn cliché, but allow me to expand the concept to its maximum meaning. There is no pain known to man compared to this pain. Physical pain in a workout or a sport doesn’t register. Sickness, psychosis, famine, war and even death are each experienced singly by each of us. But imagine taking all that pain, heartbreak and death and then internalize it into just one person who literally feels all of that pain at one time.

Now you begin to grasp what it was for Yehovah God Himself to be formed in the human body of a Jewish carpenter. But not as an adult, rather starting miraculously, supernaturally as a tiny totally Divine sperm uniting with the egg of a natural young Jewish woman. This tiny union then kept dividing and growing and multiplying cells for nine months inside a vulnerable womb. It has always amazed me that this Messiah, both God and man, was birthed through the normal birth canal process of any human. This was complete with the blood and the water and the pain, and then the utter dependence of a new-born infant. (This is known as the incarnation, God in flesh.) Thirty years would pass before the full purpose of His visitation would begin. Then after only three more years or so it would end, or more precisely, it would be finished!

Yeshua haMeshiach, Jesus the Messiah, came with a purpose. It was not His purpose, but the Father’s. He came to reveal the Father, Yehovah. He said: “If you have seen me, you have seen the Father.” (John 14:9)

So, when Jesus died on the cross, He then felt the ultimate pain as He literally experienced our sins and sicknesses in His own human body. He submitted to His eternal place in God’s Plan, that Jesus would take all of our pain and sin on Himself, as the sacrificial LAMB OF GOD. He defeated not only death, but sickness and pain for all eternity for every single person on this planet who looks to Him for salvation.

So the next time you hear someone say they feel your pain, lift up your eyes and heart to the ONE who truly bore all of it for you and for me. Praise God. Thank you Jesus!

(I just quoted one verse from John 14 please read the rest at this link.)

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists       (READ MORE)

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