“‘For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!’”
Why did Jesus Christ come the way He did? He laid aside all the glory and majesty that was inherently His and came as a baby. He was very ordinary and nondescript, yet there were people who believed in Him. You may think, “They believed in Him because of His miracles.” No. Some of the people who believed because of the miracles left Him. Why did He come the way He did? He wanted us to have faith. Jesus laid aside all of the splendor, but He laid aside none of the character of God. The eye responds to light when the eye is right, the ear responds to sound when the ear is right, and the heart responds to Jesus when the heart is right, not because of proof. If you get your heart right with God, and you look at Him as revealed in the pages of Scripture, you’re going to find your heart turning to Him.
Those who sought Jesus were looking for a dazzling Messiah. Israel rejected Him; the people were looking for a miracle worker; they were looking for some political Messiah. But He didn’t come that way. That’s the simple life of the King. It’s one of the great fulfillments of Scripture. If you want to know Him, you do so by faith.
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