The God Who Comes Down

My favorite song from the movie, “Prince of Egypt,” is when Jethro consoles a distraught Moses, by singing, “Look at your life from heaven’s eyes.” Moses has fled from Egypt, from an earthly perspective he has gone from prince to pauper. In Moses’ own eyes, life is over. He no longer sees value or meaning. He’s on the verge of losing hope. But then comes the burning bush, and God affirms His hand at work in Exodus 3:7-8a, 7aThen the Lord said, “I have seen how cruelly my people are being treated in Egypt; I have heard them cry out to be rescued from their slave drivers. I know all about their sufferings, 8aand so I have come down to rescue them from the Egyptians.” — (Today’s English Version)

[ PRINCE OF EGYPT POSTER ]

Notice  those words in verse 8, I have come down. In reading through the Bible in a year, one phrases keeps popping up when I read is that phrase, come down. When Adam and Eve blow it in the Garden of Eden, God comes down.

When people try to build a tower to God to show God how great they are, God comes down to see what’s happening.

When Sodom and Gomorrah are about to be destroyed, God comes down.

And now in Exodus, when His chosen people are under slavery, God comes down and when He comes down here, He comes to rescue.

We follow the God who comes down. He comes down so much, that He came to a manger, we lifted Him up on  a cross, but death came down that 3rd day and He rose again.

No matter what you face today, remember there is a God who care and who comes down.

Where do you need that caring presence today?

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2 responses to “The God Who Comes Down

  1. Good thoughts this morning, Richard. I had a conversation this morning with my wife based on her conversation last night with a searching brother. He’s reading a book where the author dismisses words as an adequate means of expressing ourselves, relating our faith, and knowing God. God is too big for words (which is true), so therefore don’t even try to explain God (which isn’t true). Your post reminds me that Scripture illuminates a personal God, One who knows us and is willing to come down to our level. Yes, our words and experiences will always be inadequate, but, no, that doesn’t mean we can’t know the God who comes down.

  2. “No matter what you face today, remember there is a God who care and who comes down.”
    Great line!
    Seriously, you should use that in every post.

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