Monday, May 6, 2013

The Son of Man

       Reading vigorously through the Word of God, desiring to further know Him. Wanting to show love for Him, one often runs through a quizzical title for the King of Kings. The Son of Man! Huh? But isn't He God, one who is above flesh? The one who left the warmth and security of the gates of heaven in order to live a life in this mundane world and be treated brutally by the very same people He loved and longed to help?
       The Son of Man the Bible proudly calls Him. Jesus, the Son of Man. But He is God's only son, the chosen one. The one who sacrificed His life and body for the sins of mankind. At least call Him the Son of God, why the Son of Man? Now for human folks this logic makes good sense. Barak Obama after all is the President of the United States. No one calls him the son of America. Vladmir Putin is not called the son of Russia. Could you imagine calling former Olympic gold medal winning, NCAA tournament champion, and six time NBA title holder Michael Jordan anything less than a winner, well at least in basketball?
       Such examples and comparisons illustrates the great difference between the way man's thinking operates and the much more powerful yet at the same time submissive level of God. Only a very few people in this world will be able to embrace a title that seemingly defines something that is much less than whom they believe they are. Only a very few kings and CEO's of this world are capable of forever holding a title consisting of words sounding beneath them. Much less people are determine to withstand punishment for crimes they did not commit. No previous, current, or future being is capable of living an entire life free from committing any sins. But Jesus Christ, God in the flesh came down from heaven and not only took the more humble position of a man, a baby born within a stable, He also endured a life faced with much criticism, false accusations, beatings, imprisonments, and yes his death but also resurrection on the Cross in order to give hope to us all. Yes He is the Son of Man, but He is also the King of Kings, Lord of Lords, God the Son, Lord in the Flesh, a lover of all mankind as well as the One who will have the Last Word on the day of Judgement. Do you know him?

Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. Matthew 26:64


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