When people get a bit more money they often like to move to somewhere bigger. The Lord Jesus didn’t. He massively downsized.
David looked at the vastness of space and recognised that the creator of it all was even bigger. He said the stars are “the work of Your fingers” (Psalm 8:3). In light of that, he said, “What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?” (v. 4).
Solomon said, “But will God indeed dwell with men on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain You” (2 Chronicles 6:18). Astronomers measure space in billions of light years. Isaiah tells us that the creator measures it “with a span [of His hand]” (Isaiah 40:12).
The infinite, almighty creator moved into His creation, stepped into humanity, as a baby – just a few pounds in weight and a few inches in length. “Lo, within a manger lies, He who built the starry skies.”
"The infinite, almighty creator moved into His creation, stepped into humanity, as a baby – just a few pounds in weight and a few inches in length."
When people want to move house they want to move somewhere better. When God’s Son moved, He came from a place that couldn’t have been better. He said, “I have come down from heaven” (John 6:38).
Where He came from there was never a voice raised in anger, never a cloud in the sky. He dwelt in the eternal love of the Father, yet He came to a world in which He would be “despised and rejected ... oppressed and ... afflicted” (Isaiah 53:3, 7). It was a massive stoop down.
"He dwelt in the eternal love of the Father, yet He came to a world in which He would be 'despised and rejected …oppressed and ... afflicted.'"
Why did He do it? He didn’t have to. He had no problems or needs, but we did. We had the problem of sin, and needed a Saviour, and so “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” (1 Timothy 1:15). He could have stayed at home, but then we could never be there.
We are all going to make a big move someday from this world to the next. If we repent and receive Christ as Lord and Saviour we can be sure it will be a move to heaven. He said, “I am the way…No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6).