Here’s another contemporary Christmas song for your enjoyment: How Many Kings by Downhere. I love the lyrics in this song, and how they reveal Christ as the King who stooped down to become human and restore the relationship between humanity and divinity.
How many kings stepped down from their thrones? How many lords have abandoned their homes? How many greats have become the least for me? How many gods have poured out their hearts to romance a world that has torn all apart? How many fathers gave up their son for me?
Only One did that for me… and for you.
Actually, I don’t think Jesus really abandoned His home, but instead He experienced it in a new way. The Son’s home is in the Father, and the Father’s home is in the Son. On earth, Jesus experienced this relationship with His Father through new eyes and new skin.
But Jesus also entered humanity as a baby to fulfill the Father’s eternal purpose to express Himself (His life, love, and light) in the earth through humanity. It was the divine intention to build a spiritual temple in mankind, which was interrupted in the Garden of Eden. The entry of Jesus into the world as human continued God’s campaign to reconcile the fallen creation to Himself. Jesus was successful, of course, and we can now live by His indwelling Spirit which enables us to partake in divine life!
And now, the church, the body of Christ, continues His ministry and mission through the life of the Spirit.
Is there a call today for the church to become the least, to romance the world, to give up ourselves to make Christ known in the earth?