The Lord looked down from heaven and saw that his creatures, the ones he had crafted by hand out of the dust of the earth, lived as if he didn’t exist. Totally inept, they were willing to will him away in order to justify their choices as they wreaked havoc upon each other. He looked down and saw there was no one who did good. Not even one (see Psalm 14:1-3).
But he didn’t just look. He stepped down. And he didn’t just step down with cosmic footsteps. He committed to live as they did. He took on the form of his creatures and walked with them.
King David, so many years before Christ’s birth, death, and resurrection, cried out, “Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When the Lord restores his people, let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!” (Psalm 14:7).
David’s fervent prayer is our reality. He knew it was coming, but he didn’t live to see it. We know that it happened. Do we see it as the new reality in which we live—daily, hourly? Are we glad as David hoped?
Good Father, thank you for your love. Christ, you stepped into our world and made all things new. Holy Spirit, let me see with eyes of faith the reality of the life that Jesus has won for me! Amen.