“Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” — Philippians 2:9-11
There is no one who could ever compare with Jesus. There is no experience that could parallel our meeting Him personally and surrendering to Him completely.
He was unblemished in His birth. There never was a time when He was not. He lived before He was born. But He became man in a supernatural way, because it was the only way in which He could take on a human body. The supernatural way was the virgin birth. Since Adam and Eve, no child has been born without a human father, but the Lord Jesus was born of a woman without and earthly father. Thus His life began without sin. For a Jesus born in sin and subsequently guilty of sin could never save us from our sins.
He was untainted in His behavior. There may have been minutes in which we didn’t sin, but not hours and days. Yet in all the minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and years the Lord Jesus lived, He never sinned. He’s the only perfect Person the world has ever known. Apart from Him, “all have sinned” — Romans 3:23. Now, “in Him is no sin” — 1 John 3:5. Coming in contact with impurity, He remained pure. Touching sinful men, He remained sinless. He will ever remain God’s perfect Man and man’s perfect God!
He was unequaled in His benevolence. He was and is greater than the greatest, kinder than the kindest, richer than the richest, sweeter than the sweetest, and better than the best! Sin, to Him, was an opportunity for forgiveness, and there was no sin too foul to be forgiven. Sorrow, to Him, was an opportunity for comfort, and there was no sorrow too severe for Him to comfort. Disease, to Him, was an opportunity for healing, and there was no disease to dreadful for Him to heal. Problems, to Him, were an opportunity for solutions, and there were no problems to deep for Him to solve. Temptation, to Him, was an opportunity for victory, and there was no vice to vicious for Him to gain victory. Want, to Him, was an opportunity for supply, and there was no need too great for Him to supply. What He did then, He can do now!
He was unmatched in His blessings. He alone was and is Heaven’s bread for earth’s hunger, Heaven’s water for earth’s thirst, Heaven’s grace for earth’s grief, Heaven’s hope for earth’s despair, Heaven’s light for earth’s darkness, Heaven’s strength for earth’s weakness, Heaven’s wealth for earth’s want, and Heaven’s salvation for earth’s damnation.
There was no other good enough to pay the price for our sin; He only could unlock the gate of Heaven and let us in. He is the compassionate Christ who says, “Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Broken-hearted men and women need a broken-hearted Savior. Tempted men and women need a tempted Savior. Wounded men and women need a wounded Savior.
This is Jesus, God’s only Son! He is marvelous, miraculous, magnificent and magnanimous! O, what a Savior!