“He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’”
This is what Jesus did over two thousand years ago. He stooped down from the glory of heaven and the worship of angels and came to be born in a lowly manger on earth. He stooped to be betrayed, mocked, beaten, and crucified on the cross for our sins. We didn’t deserve it, we couldn’t measure up, we made the mistakes, and we had no defense. He didn’t have to come, but He said, “Father, I’ll stoop down. I’ll go low, so low I’ll be buried in a grave. So low the enemy will think that I’m defeated.” But the good news is that He didn’t stay there. He defeated sin, death, and hell for you and me. That’s how He’s not only the all-powerful, resurrected Savior, but He is the God who stoops. He comes to your messy places, meets you where you are, rescues and restores you even when it was your fault, defends you when you knew better, drowns out the accusing voices all around you, and sets you in a place of honor as His child.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You for the power of Jesus’ shed blood that has secured an everlasting release from my sins. Thank You that He stooped so low to pay the incredible price to blot out all my sins and set me free. I declare that Jesus is surely the Son of God and my Savior. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.