Trading Places

Posted on: 7-15-112015

We have one cat in our family.  He is very sweet and loving which is a good thing since my grandson loves to lay on him, roll cars all over him, ride him like a horse, and chase him all over the place.  Most cats would probably have scratched my grandson a thousand times by this point, but he tends to be very gentle.  I love this cat because he has been part of our family for many years now, but I don’t think I would ever love him enough to trade lives with him.  For one thing, his life seems rather boring compared to mine.  He eats, drinks, sleeps, stretches, and then repeats the whole process over again.  I’m not a big fan of naps, so taking numerous cat naps a day has no appeal to me.  I don’t ever have an appetite for mice or cat food, so his food choices are not really desirable to my taste buds.  I don’t think I would care to chase around a ball of yarn, so his entertainment has no draw.  Nothing about him would ever cause me to leave my life as a human and become a cat.  Do you ever think about the fact that Jesus left His life in heaven to come to earth for us?  He left the majesty of heaven for the stench of a stable.  He left the comfort of His Father’s side to live a life of little to no comfort. He left streets of gold for streets of dust. He left legions of angels at His command for twelve disciples who would fail Him at every turn.  He left His position as completely God to live in a human body complete with its limitations, its aches, its pains, and its temptations.  He left a life of no sin in order to carry the sins of the entire world on His back.  He left a life of perfection to die a brutal death on a cross.  It’s hard to imagine how or why He did this for us.  There can only be one answer…love.  He loved us so much that He left His life in heaven to become our access to heaven.  He left His life in heaven to come to earth so that we could leave our life on earth and go to heaven.  What an amazing sacrifice!  What an amazing Savior!

“…who being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men…” Philippians 2:6-7


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