Written by: Brittany Allen
My Husband and I are reading Randy Alcorn’s book entitled “Heaven.” Now, that’s a book that will cause you to long for our true home.
Heaven is a place of perfection and righteousness. A place with no more pain, fear, or death. Can you imagine never sinning again?
And most importantly, life eternal where we will meet our Savior face to face.
Though we can’t fully grasp the glory ahead of us, we know it will be more breathtaking than we could ever dream.
What Love is This?
Imagine a love so great that would move someone to leave the perfection of Heaven and come to earth. This earth that is filled with such terror; so much pain. Imagine the sinless Son of God, who possessed riches beyond belief, willingly submitting himself to this sinful world, coming to save those who spurned his name. Those who would scream “Crucify him!”
What love is this? The powerful, unmovable love of a Savior. Jesus, the Name above all names.
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich. (2 Corinthians 8:9 ESV)
A Humble Love
Surely, there is no example of humility that exceeds Christ’s. He not only came to earth, but he came in the most humble way: as a helpless baby.
who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. (Philippians 2:6-8 ESV)
He would patiently wait 33 years to fulfill the will of the Father, knowing he would die the most painful, embarrassing death known to man.
And yet, his love for the Father and for sinners enabled him to fully pursue the cross set before him.
“For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.” (John 6:38-40 ESV)
What love is this?
It’s a humble, patient, fervent love. A selfless, unwavering love. A love that left glory.
This love calls you now to worship our great Savior.
So let us fall upon our knees. He is worthy of our worship now and forever.
When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. (Matthew 2:10-11 ESV)
Hi! Brittany here. I’m a follower of Christ and wife to James. I exist to bring God glory and pray my writing is an avenue for that. I long to encourage women to think and live biblically. I thrive on seeing women open up their hearts to The Savior and to other women around them. I believe transparency is the key to growth so I promise to be real, even when it hurts.