Jesus, born in a stable,
Didn’t lie and wonder about His holy past.
For Jesus, lying in a manger,
Slept so very soundly in His Father’s love.
Jesus, growing up in Galilee,
Didn’t sit and dream about His holy past.
For Jesus, growing into manhood,
Had a sense of purpose in His Father’s love.
Jesus, out among His people,
Had no time to ponder about His holy past.
For Jesus healed and taught the people
So they’d come to recognize His Father’s love.
Jesus, suffering on His cross,
Could not bear to think back on His holy past.
For Jesus died to give us new life
That’s how much He loves us.
He is His Father’s love.
About This Song:
I’m the first to admit it. “In His Father’s Love” isn’t based on actual Scripture. It reflects things that make sense to me, though.
Since Jesus was fully human–as well as fully God–He wouldn’t have been apt to lie in the manger and think. About anything. Babies don’t think. That requires the use of language.
The Bible doesn’t say much about Jesus’ childhood. But it does talk about the incident at the temple when He was twelve. That’s the time when he astounded the religious leaders with His probing questions. Questions which I suspect helped the human side of Him to recognize who He was and what His purpose in life was to be.
As an adult, Jesus was always busy teaching and helping others. He apparently used His prayer times to stay in tune with His Father’s will, not to commiserate about what He’d left behind in Heaven. He lived the life of a servant, not the life of the Creator of the Universe.
Even while dying on the cross, Jesus focused on the task at hand: Doing what God the Father wanted Him to do. If He hadn’t been more concerned about us than about Himself, He would have cried out for legions of angels to come rescue Him.
In my mind, this song says it all adds up. Since God is love and sent Jesus to earth to die for our sins, Jesus is truly God’s love personified.
Do you feel the light of His love in your life? Feel free to leave a comment.
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