He is God and Man

…but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. – Philippians 2:7

The Lord Jesus Christ is God, but if He were God only, you might well stand at a distance, and shudder at the splendor of His majesty. But He is man as well as God, and so it comes to pass, as Dr. Watts puts it-

“Till God in human flesh I see,
My thoughts no comfort find;
The holy, just, and sacred Three
Are terrors to my mind.

But if Immanuel’s face appear,
My hope, my joy begins;
His name forbids my slavish fear,
His grace removes my sins.”

When I see Christ in the manger where the horned ox fed, or hanging on a woman’s breast, or obedient to His parents, or “a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief,” a poor Man without a place whereon to lay His head, then I feel that I can freely come to Him. Think of Him as being precisely such as you are, in all and everything except sin, and then you will never have a thought that He will chide you for drawing near or drive you away when you venture to supplicate Him…And then that voice, how would you be charmed, you poor trembling seekers, if you heard Him say, “Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me;” you would discover such meekness and lowliness in Him, that you would not think of starting back. Oh! if your eyes could but see Him, I feel persuaded that, graciously drawn by His charms, your hearts would hasten to Him. Well, believer, come to Him, come to Him; come close to Him. Come with your troubles and tell Him all about them. Come with your sins and ask to have them washed away anew…”Him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out.” ~ C.H. Spurgeon


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