And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
Have you ever wondered why, when God came down to us, He had to take on the form of human flesh? My friend, it’s so that He could become our kinsman Redeemer.
You see, in ancient Israel, if you had lost your land or something through poverty or bad debts, it’s possible to have someone buy it back or redeem it for you. However, that person had to meet three conditions. Firstly, he had to be a relative of yours. Secondly, he had to be wealthy enough to buy back the land. Thirdly, and most importantly, he had to be willing to do it.
My friend, Jesus came down to us in human flesh so that He could fulfill the first condition, that is, become our relative or one of us. Now, do you think that as King of the universe, He had the means to buy back all that we’ve lost? Yes, of course, but most importantly, He was willing to it—and He demonstrated this with outstretched arms at the cross!
Beloved, have you lost your health? Have you lost your peace of mind? Have you lost your direction in life? Jesus, your willing kinsman Redeemer, can redeem it all for you. Look to Him and not man. Let Him restore to you all that you’ve lost and even bless you with more than you had before!