M is for Man

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)

The Word Became FleshContinuing the alphabet challenge, I chose Man for my M-word.

The first sin occurred out of Eve’s desire to be like God. Since then, humans have attempted to become gods. The pharaohs of Egypt claimed to be gods. Some religions, to this day, foster the idea their priests are deity or descendants of gods. Even within common households, one or the other spouse insists on god/goddess-like treatment. Everyone around the person on the pedestal must cater to the majesty’s every whim. And the “most-high” never takes the blame for their own misconduct and certainly would never step down from their throne to serve someone else. Self-centeredness defines the ways of the gods.

Nevertheless while many humans try to achieve the position of a god, only one God stepped down from His throne to serve humanity. Jesus Christ, not only humbled Himself by putting on the flesh of man, He took the punishment of all our sins upon Himself. After He died, He rose again—in the flesh (1 Timothy 3:16). Jesus fully God … fully Man, sacrificed all He had and was to give us all we could ask for.

How about you? What M-word describes one of God’s attributes to you?

See you in a twinkling,
Brenda K. Hendricks

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