I used this clip Sunday to talk about the incarnation…
If you’ve seen Coming to America. Eddie Murphy plays an African Prince next in line for the throne. There is a woman raised from birth to fulfill his every desire. She has been trained from birth. As you can see in the scene… you can’t have much of a relationship in such a situation.
So the Prince comes to America looking for someone who would love him for who he is and not only because he will one day be king. So he comes to America not as a prince, but as an ordinary person.
Sound familiar? Isn’t that what Jesus did for us. If Jesus came in all His glory we would be forced out of the sheer power of His glory to “bark as a dog,” if you will. We would have no choice, but to bow and the moment you take choice out of the relationship… you take love out of it as well.