T here is plant life, animal life, and of course, there is human life.
There is the life of a daisy and there is the life of a dog. One is
higher than the other. Human life, we are told in our science classes,
is the highest. At least that is what Darwin taught us. I beg to differ.
There is a higher form of life.
Two thousand years ago a little baby was born in a stable in
Bethlehem. This one little life form, lying in a manger, was the highest
form of life. There, wrapped in swaddling clothes, was God's Son.
Although the Bible says he became a "little lower than the
angels" he was the Highest. Luke calls him the Son of
the Highest. In the same chapter (one) the Holy Spirit is called the
Power of the Highest and John the Baptist is called the prophet of the
Highest. There, two thousand years ago the Highest came very low in
order to raise us up higher.
He would not only change the world forever, he came to save the world
for good. Every day we read in the newspapers about people who
have sunk so "low" that the average sinner shakes his head in
unbelief. But believe this: Jesus came into the world to save
sinners and the Bible says we are "all" sinners.
"And the angel answered, and said unto her, The Holy Spirit
shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow
thee; therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall
be called the Son of God." (Lk. 1:35).
"That Holy thing" is the highest form of life.
"He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the
Highest." The babe in the manger was none other than God's own and
only Son. He came from the highest to save the lowest and lift them up
to the plain of faith and a higher form of life. Those who place their
faith in Christ are called "children of the Highest." (Lk.
6:36). It should humble us when we consider how low Christ went (even to
the death of the cross) that we might enjoy a "higher form of