Is Jesus a man?
Is Jesus God?
How can He be both?
We have so many heroes in our lives. Medical professionals, law enforcement specialists, military service members…
…and sometimes, a friend, neighbor, or complete stranger observing from a street corner.
We may see it on the news or experience it first-hand.
And what I commonly discover about heroes is their unselfishness and humility when someone inquires about their particular act of kindness.
At some point in our lives, we all need saving.
From our ineptitude with the hot stove.
From our miscalculation with how much stuff we can carry.
From a hurtful word.
A casual, uncaring God might take a "survival of the fittest" approach and leave life to us.
Wouldn’t you be inclined to kick back in the comfort and knowledge of possessing the means to enjoy and control anything within the entire universe?
Particularly when you’re consistently rejected, ignored, and even cursed by millions of people?
From God’s perspective, however, the "balance of power" is a matter of tempering His righteousness with His love. It’s not a deliberate thing—it’s just His nature. (1 John 4:10)
It was clear to Him from the very beginning--not a timely response to an unforeseen contingency--that we would need His love to experience life as it was intended.
And we also know His Son was with God at the beginning, content to put His Father’s power aside and become our unselfish, humble hero. (John 1:1-5)
What better way could God demonstrate His desire to know us and offer opportunity to know Him than to be present with us?
To teach us the "heavenly things" in our terms. (John 3:10-12)
…and give witness to the extent of His love. (Isaiah 53:1-12)
As God, Jesus Christ became man to fulfill His role in the Trinity.
He made it personal…
…so you could be personal with Him and the Father.
Light… (1 Peter 2:9)
…and love. (Romans 8:38-39)