The Almighty Creator of all brings extraordinary things to mankind. He delivers more than pizza or a registered letter. He delivers unmatched love for each and every human being that has ever lived. That may be difficult to understand if we look at humanity, but God is a being that far transcends any comparison.
To deliver love on a global scale, he did something highly controversial. He came down to us! It would be like the postmaster general bringing mail right to someone’s door himself. God didn’t send an angel. This was a task too important for him to leave to anyone else. He needed to do something about our sin. So, he humbled himself by coming to us (Philippians 2:6-11).
King David was recorded twice as saying, “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer” (2 Samuel 22:2 and Psalm 18:2). David learned that God is not just a fire escape, but the one who takes us by the hand and leads us out of destruction.
1 John 5:6 makes it clear that Jesus was not some Gnostic phantom that was so holy that he had nothing to do with this world. The Jesus we are called to believe on is the Jesus who came “by water and blood”. He was a part of the real, material, flesh-and-blood world.
Not only is God approachable; he is the one who approaches us with this delivery of love. He initiates it all. And this love he brings to us ignites a response of free-will love in our hearts back to him. It does not make us robots, but brings us into relationship.
No matter what temptations of the flesh we struggle with, Jesus came as Deliverer. His coming was not as a tyrant to frighten us into submission. Instead, as a great deliverer, Jesus stands at the door of our lives and knocks. He says, “If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come into him and will dine with him and he with me.” (Revelation 3:20) Countless numbers of people have responded to him and have become worshipers of God Almighty.
After a man was “delivered” from demon possession by Jesus, he could not help but tell others about Jesus. In fact, scripture says that the man proclaimed the “great things Jesus had done for him” (Mark 5:20) He was a great example of the apt response we all should give to God the Deliverer. We appreciate your Comments