Jesus - greater than the flesh (Matthew 3:13)

"Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him." - Matthew 3:13

I've been thinking a bit lately about the choice the Lord has made to be a part of our lives. That is, He chooses to use us when He doesn't need us. He listens to our prayers even though He could bring Himself glory without answering even one of them. He loved us long before we loved Him.

Why does our God do these things? Why is our God so much more than we can fathom? Why is he so much better than we realize?

I'm so thankful we do not serve a human God. I'm so thankful our God is greater than us and not filled with human flaw. If He were like the rest of us he would have been upstream from John baptizing people, taking away their sin, healing them, and just generally doing what John was doing better than him. But instead He chose to come to one for whom he would die. He chose to be baptized by one so infinitely less great than Himself. And He chose to do so long before he laid eyes on John that day. He did it to fulfill scripture. He did it to love John. And He did it because our God is not us, He is God.

Thank you Lord for not being driven by the flesh like we are.