The question many people ask is a simple one: Why did Jesus Christ take on human flesh and blood and then come into this world the way He did?
The writer of the letter to the Hebrews gives us an answer. In verse eight of our text, we read: “When he (talking about Jesus) said …. "You have neither desired nor taken pleasure in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings" (Heb. 10:8a) Then, in the next verse where Jesus said: “I have come to do your will." (Heb. 10:9) We ask a simple question, what is God’s will?
The answer shouldn’t surprise us. God desires that all people should love and trust in Him and willingly obey His desires in their thought, word, and action. God desires that every person love his or her neighbor as himself. But simply put, people don’t do these things. Not in their thinking, not in how and what they say, and not in what they do. Instead, the full spectrum of human depravity is revealed in their misdeed, emotions, and motivations. Every human being is colored and tainted with sin. Sexual sins are common. Acts of violence and greed against family members and total strangers are not unusual.
The scariest thing about this is that this sinfulness condemns every person to an eternity in hell. It condemns—that is, until Jesus entered the picture. Beginning in verse nine of our reading we read something different. Jesus added, "Behold, I have come to do your will." He abolishes the first in order to establish the second. And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” (Heb. 10: 9–10)
This is why Jesus came into this world: to seek and save sinners like you and me. This is why we will shortly celebrate the Christmas holy day. This is also why I wish every one of you a truly blessed and happy Christmas!