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“He was not merely a man so good as to be ‘like God' - He was God. Now this is not just a pious commonplace; it is not a commonplace at all. For what it means is this, among other things: that for whatever reason God chose to make man as he is - limited and suffering and subject to sorrows and death - He had the honesty and the courage to take His own medicine. Whatever game He is playing with His creation, He has kept his own rules and played fair. He can exact nothing from man that He has not exacted from Himself. He has Himself gone through the whole human experience, from the trivial irritations of family life and the cramping restrictions of hard work and lack of money to the worst horrors of pain and humiliation, defeat, despair, and death. When He was a man, He played the man. He was born in poverty and died in disgrace and thought it well worth while.” Dorothy Sayers said that!
Don't you love that phrase, “and thought it well worth while”? That says things about human beings. Even sinful human beings! That says things about the God who came to us in and as Jesus Christ. Roll it all around in your mind for a while. Look in the mirror and think of what it says about you. Look out your window and think what it says about those people you see passing by. Look at your parents or children or brothers or sisters or husband or wife. Look at the people that come to your assembly. Yes, say that they could all do with changing. But what was it that God thought well worth while and who was it he came for? Hmmm?