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In today’s Advent Devotion, Wolgemuth takes a look at the “eternity” of Jesus.
“Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.” (John 17:5)
We often hear that babies were “Heaven Sent,” and while God does plan when and where their conception and birth takes place, and creates them in the womb, babies do not live in heaven (or anywhere else) before their birth. This, however, is not true for Jesus. Jesus did live in Heaven, with God, before He came to earth in the flesh.
“Before Abraham was, I am,” He told His disciples (John 8:58).
In the Old Testament book of Isaiah, we find more than 2 dozen direct quotations, as proof that Jesus is the direct fulfillment of God’s plan from the beginning of time.
This is a quote from today’s devotion:
Why would Isaiah lead the way in this department? John’s answer: “Isaiah said these things because he saw his glory and spoke of him” (John 12:41). In other words, the “high and lifted up” Lord that Isaiah saw hundreds of years before Jesus was born was the glory of Christ Himself, one with the Father. And Jesus had been that way forever.
Jesus has no beginning and He has no end.
“In the beginning was the Word [Jesus], and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1).
Before creation, the Son existed, in close communion and fellowship with God, the Father, in fact, while distinct from the Father, He is One with the Father. And then, Christ came to earth, in the flesh as a baby.
“He left the Splendor of Heaven
Knowing His destiny
as the lonely hill of Golgotha
there to lay down His life for me.”
Dottie Rambo, If That Isn’t Love
Because of His leaving that intimate fellowship with God and coming to the earth full of sin, we can now experience the oneness with the Father that Jesus has enjoyed forever.
“ He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”
This is today’s part of “Away In The Manger.”
If you have stopped by each day, this is what you have, so far! If you haven’t been here each day, just go back and get your missing parts. These will be available through the end of the month.
Hope you have a blessed day, see you tomorrow, Lord willing!