What is a cause? A cause, is a commitment that one is willing to advocate. Some run so deep that we are willing to die for them. And that reminds me of something…. .it also reminds me of Someone…
“If a man offered for love, all the wealth of his house for love, he would be utterly despised,” Songs of Songs 8:7. And yet, a Man has done this. A brilliant and beautiful Spiritual Man. This “Son of God” existed in the bountiful heavenly realms. Amongst light. Within serenity. High above contentions and poverty. Endued with maturity. In the rapture of majesty. An eternity parted from our cursed earthly strivings.
The Creator called a gathering of His Hosts. He waited patiently for their undivided attention. It was time to implement the manifesto. It was time to enter into the climax of the story. It was time…. The Hosts stood respectfully and listened to the Creators current of heartfelt anticipation. The Creator had long awaited this moment when peace would be purchased. One human man would bear the timeless sins of all humanity. Who would go? Who would willingly be that one?
The Eternal Hall fell silent. Each Host begin to count the cost of such a sacrifice. “Then I heard a voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ Then I said, ‘Here am I! Send me’,” Isaiah 6:8. Instinctively, the enter assembly bowed a knee, leaving the voice bearer as the only one standing. He would go. He would leave the Heavens and descend into the human world; not only to observe and spectate, but to be a growing participant. He would risk the possibilities of danger, poverty, relational abandonment, full failure of the cause, any hope of returning and death. Inevitable death. He would go to them on behalf of the Creator. This One would go. ….for love.