A Visit from God

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for He hath visited and redeemed His people, -Luke 1:68

God has not merely pitied us from a distance, and sent us relief by way of the ladder which Jacob saw, but He hath Himself visited us…God’s great visit to us is the incarnation of our blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Many visits of God to men had been paid before that-read your Bibles, and see; but the most wonderful visit of all was when He came to tarry here, some thirty years and more, to work out our salvation. What but “tender mercy,” hearty mercy, intense mercy, could bring the great God to visit us so closely that He actually assumed our nature? Kings may visit their subjects, but they do not think of taking upon themselves their poverty, sickness, or sorrow: they could not if they would, and would not if they could; this were more than we could expect from them. But our divine Lord, when He came hither, came into our flesh. He veiled His Godhead in a robe of our inferior clay. O children! the Lord so visited you as to become a babe, and then a child, who dwelt with His parents, and was subject unto them, and grew in stature, as you must do. O working men! the Lord so visited you as to become the carpenter’s son, and to know all about your toil, and your weariness, ay, even to hunger and faintness. O sons of men! Jesus Christ has visited you so as to be tempted in all points like as you are, though without sin. He really assumed our nature, and thus paid to us a very close visit. He took our sickness, and bare our infirmities. This was a kind of visit such as none could have thought of granting save the infinitely tender and merciful God. The man is our next kinsman, a brother born for adversity; in all our affliction He is afflicted; He is tenderness itself. ~ C.H. Spurgeon

https://www.blueletterbible.org/Comm/spurgeon_charles/sermons/1907.cfm

5 thoughts on “A Visit from God

  1. Beautiful: “Many visits of God to men had been paid before that-read your Bibles, and see; but the most wonderful visit of all was when He came to tarry here, some thirty years and more, to work out our salvation”

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