Once again, a song has inspired a blog post!
Listening to a random shuffle of likes songs on Spotify and Touch The Sky by Hillsong United came on. I don’t agree with some of their stuff or theology, but I do like a few of their songs to jam to. This would be one of them.
In light of recent reading, that being The Attributes of God by A. W. Tozer, this song hit me when they sang:
I bought the world and sold my heart
You traded Heaven to have me again
This got me thinking about how great a price Jesus paid. He is one third of the triune God (God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit). He left Heaven, where everything is perfect because it’s dwelling with the Father who is perfect and delights in Himself. The Father, who didn’t need us, but created us anyway and still delights in us and is enthusiastic about His creation regardless of our many faults, sins and failures.
When I get to Heaven, no way will I want to go back to where I came from (earth) and no way will I ever be thinking about it because with God is where we were created to be from the beginning. That’s God’s desire for us as well.
What God made, God loves, because it’s inconceivable that God should make anything that He didn’t love.A. W. Tozer, the Attributes of God
God is enthusiastic. He’s enthusiastic for Himself in the Persons in the Godhead. The Persons of the Godhead are infinitely delighted with each other. The Father is infinitely delighted with the Son, and the Son is infinitely delighted with the other two Persons of the Godhead. He is delighted with His whole creation, and especially with men made in His image. Unbelief comes and throws a cloud over us and shuts out the light of God, and we don’t believe that God is delighted, infinitely delighted with us.A. W. Tozer, the Attributes of God
So what a great thing Jesus did voluntarily. He left this perfect place called Heaven and came to a broken world to save our souls from destruction.
I hope you’re encouraged this morning by this truth!