My Daily Journal
In church this past week we sang the song called “Meet with Me” that spoke to me as I did today’s study. There is a line in the song that says, “What a joy it would be just for a moment to lay at the feet of the Lord. Just to look deep in the face of the King who gave all, gave everything just to meet with me.”
That is what we are talking about when we talk about the name God gave for His Son. Unlike Moses, we are not called to hide in the cleft of the mountain to catch a glimpse of God. God presented Himself, through grace, in the form of a newborn child, completely dependent upon the love of His parents. God chose to meet with us, by coming down to our level because we could not rise to His.
Not only that, but He did not come to give orders and edicts. He did not come to rule with power and might. He did not come to conquer. (although He could have done all of those and would have been within full rights to have done so). Instead, He came to save. He came to pay the price that we cannot pay.
The wages we earn are death. Only the perfect Son of Man could pay the restitution required to buy us out of bondage.
What a joy it will be to sit at the feet of the One… not for a moment, but for all eternity!
a. Immanuel (23): God with Us, Jesus (21, 25) = Joshua= The Lord saves
b. Song “Meet with Me” What a joy it would be just for a moment to lay at the feet of the Lord. Just to look deep in the face of the King who gave all, gave everything just to meet with me, Call to love, honor and respect?
i. God did not send Son to condemn but to save the world
ii. If you do not believe that I am he you will die in your sins
iii. Good Shepherd, other sheep, one flock, one shepherd
iv. Salvation found in no one else, no other name to be saved
v. If believe Jesus is Lord, save
vi. by grace saved, made alive even when dead in transgression
b.+: Coast Guard, lost at sea, willingness to risk all to save, willingness to sacrifice life and resources. -: my need for a savior, the fact that I put myself in a position of needing to be saved by my own recklessness and sin