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The Foxes Found Rest

“Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?” (Luke 12:6).

The third verse of “Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne” discusses the human condition of our Savior in His life on earth. From outward appearances He and His disciples were frequently homeless and penniless without any of the comforts we consider necessary.

The foxes found rest, And the birds their nest In the shade of the forest tree; But thy couch was the sod, O thou Son of God, In the deserts of Galilee.

As we see in the text verse above, even the sparrows have a home, but not Him. Likewise, “A certain scribe came, and said unto Him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. And Jesus saith unto him, the foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of man hath not where to lay His head” (Matthew 8:19,20).

God has graciously provided for all of His creation, but the Son of God chose to suffer deprivation and hardship so that He can fully minister to us even now, completely identifying with each and every human problem. “Forasmuch, then, as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same . . . for in that He Himself suffered being tempted, He is able to succor [i.e., help] them that are tempted” (Hebrews 2:14,18).

There was a point at which Christ had somewhere “to lay His head.” On the cross, after He had completed all that was necessary to accomplish our salvation, He cried out with a loud voice, “It is finished; and He bowed His head, and gave up the ghost” (John 19:30). The Greek verb “to bow” is the same as “to lay.”

“O come to my heart, Lord Jesus, There is room in my heart for thee.” JDM

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