Monday, September 4, 2017

86th Week Out, Week 6 Garupa "New Companion Elder Houston from Houston, Texas"

And he said unto me: Knowesthou the condescension of God? (1 Nephi 11)

What is Condescension? Condescend means: to humble one's self insomuch as to descend to a lower plane to help someone or something.

Jesus Christ is the "condescension of God."

He came down here, a perfect being, put himself on our level by becoming mortal. He came here not as a super hero, nor a powerful king with legions of armies. He came as a lowly servant; suffered like us, with us, and by us. And performed a work so infinitely necessary to our race.

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to bequal with God:
But made himself of no reputationand took upon him the form of servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
And being found in fashion aman, he humbled himselfand became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him name which is above every name:
Can we just take two seconds here and remember who this is? This Jesus Christ is He who descended to our plane. "Even below all of us. And worlds without number have createdand also created them for mine own purpose; anby the Son I created them, which is mine Only Begotten." (Moses 1) THE CREATOR OF ALL THINGS!
THE GREAT JEHOVAH! This is the man we are talking about! Who is this who has come down and oppened the doors of the higher plane to us?
God is likened unto the parent and the child in a household: When a parent wants to help his child he doesn't speak to him in a way that is stern and hard. For example, a small child of 5 years of age; when the child asks his father a question, the father will KNEEL DOWN AND DESCEND TO HIS LEVEL to speak to him FACE TO FACE. So that the child can understand and KNOW THAT HE LOVES HIM!
I testify that God is a God of condescension. He loves us. He waives rank, and raises his repentant, righteous children up to Him. These things I write in the name of that omnipotent being, Jesus Christ, amen.
Impressions of Garupa: I got a new companion, His name is Elder Houston. He's from Houston Texas ironically. My companion Elder Barrios just became assistant to President. (3 of my companions have been assistants) ( I feel like i was called to this mission to strengthen and edify leaders!)

No comments:

Post a Comment