Everyone had a home, but Him!

(James Smith, "Daily Bible Readings for the Lord's Household")

"Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests — but the Son of man has no place to lay His head!" Matthew 8:20

What an astonishing fact!

Here is the Creator of all things — without a home!

Here is the Ruler of the universe — without a habitation!

Here is the eternal, immortal King — more destitute than the birds of the air, or the beasts of the forest!

"Then each one went to his own home — but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives." John 7:53-8:1

Everyone had a home, but Him!

What brought Him into these circumstances?


Love for whom?

Love for sinners — the vilest, the basest of mankind!

Why did He stoop so low?

He became poor — that we might become rich!

He was without a poor cottage on earth — that we might possess a splendid mansion in Heaven!

He was destitute in time — that we might possess a glorious portion in eternity!

O Jesus, how astonishing is Your love!

O my soul, admire, adore, and praise — the wondrous love of your beloved Lord!

"For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich — yet for your sakes He became poor; so that you through His poverty might become rich!" 2 Corinthians 8:9