But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone. Hebrews 2:9
With everything God created in this world, He has made man His upmost concern. With all the works of His fingers – the heavens, the moon, and stars – what is man that God takes thought of him or cares for him? Yet, we have been made a little lower than the angels, and to have dominion over the works of the hands of God (Psalm 8).
Yes, God has given great thought for His special creation that has been made in His image. There was once a time when man did not know death, but that time past when sin entered the world. However, because of His care for us, He did not leave us desolate with no hope of redemption. The plan of grace was put in motion when death entered the world from the first sin committed. It was a plan that would have His Son, Jesus, live lower than the angels as a man for a little while so that He, being perfectly righteous, could suffer death to taste death for everyone. As a result, He has been crowned with glory and honor.
How magnificent was this merciful act of atonement to save us from the eternal death that we are so deserving of through our own merit. As we taste the bread and the wine, let’s honor and glorify the crowned Jesus who by the grace of God tasted death for us.
Gracious Father, I see Jesus, and in Him I see grace and mercy. In Him I see the thought and care You have for mankind as part of Your special creation. Thank you for being mindful of redeeming us from the death that we are so deserving of. I will honor and glorify Jesus today as I taste the bread and wine in remembrance of the death He tasted through His suffering for those of us who were made a little lower than the angels. Amen.
Truth in love,