God is love. His nature is to restore, to repair, to bring new life where death has been. His compassion moves Him to respond for all people. But that was then, what about now, what about us? Over the years many faithful worshippers, from Kings to servants and all manner of God’s people, cried out to God. King David loved the Lord dearly and worshipped Him whole heartedly, he faced tough times and great victories but also terrible mistakes and sin. His prayer was often, ‘Lord open the heavens and come down!’ (Psm 144:5). Isaiah saw the terrible state of things in his time and had the same plea before God, ‘oh that you would burst the heavens and come down’ (Isa 64:1).
The result, after many years of people thinking when, or how or if God had even heard their cries, God responded in the most emphatic way possible. He came down to earth, not just as God, but as fully man to be born of Mary, God as human, leaving the glorious heights to come and dwell down among us. John’s gospel records why He did: For God so loved the world- He gave His only son. (John 3:16). Because he loved us, He gave to us the very best He could – His all. Once more God hears mankind’s cry. He knows what is required and He knows the plans and purposes that need to be worked out, but in His perfect timing. But never doubt, God doesn’t just hear but responds. That’s not so say that it is at our command though, sadly, when Jesus was hung on a tree dying, they taunted him. ‘If you are God son, ‘come down’ we know full well He could have done that, I suspect much inside of Him wanted to, but that was not in the Father’s plan. Indeed, he had already come down in fulfilment of the Fathers plan. But God is love shown in Jesus and the bible explains;