I trust you are finding these reflections on what I’ve come to know about my Savior Jesus Christ a source of encouragement and inspiration. Another couplet is this: He is august in His majesty, yet amazing in His humility.
Those in Biblical history who encountered him fell before him. They couldn’t look at the spectacular display. Peter never forgot the sight when Jesus was transfigured on the mountain, and writes about it in this chapter.
Yet this majestic person while having a meal with his disciples “took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him” (John 13:4-5).
Paul tells us “being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death – even death on a cross!” (Philippians 2:8). Don’t you love him for that?
Another couplet follows: He is absolute in His sovereignty, yet approachable in His servant-hood.
Think of Esther’s fear of approaching king Artaxerxes. She was his favorite wife, yet it was unthinkable to go into his presence uninvited. If he didn’t reach out his scepter she would be killed. Think also of the reverential fear the high priest had when he went into the Holy of Holies in the temple once a year. Jesus rightful place is there at His Father’s right hand.
Yet, in spite of His absolute sovereignty He is so approachable. He came to seek and to serve. He would not turn anyone down who genuinely came to Him, even children. He delights in our coming, in spite of how unworthy we are. So go to Him and worship.