Sunday, December 11, 2011
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
The Doctor loves humans. He takes them traveling in the TARDIS. They visit alien worlds and battle fantastic creatures, but he always ends up back on earth, fighting to save earth's people from an alien menace or even from themselves. He laments the fact that they're stupid apes with such narrow worldviews and selfish attitudes, but he always helps them out of whatever predicament they've gotten into. He loves them and would risk his own life to protect them – not just his companions but all of them.
Jesus loves humans. He took human form and lived among them. He took them into his inner circle and traveled with them as he preached his message of love and peace. He laments the fact that sometimes they just don't listen, they just don't get it, but he patiently explains again, using smaller words or a different story. He loves them so much that he sacrificed himself and took the blame for their misdeeds even though he himself was blameless.
Praise the Great Physician, who loved humans so much that he gave up absolutely everything to get them out of the worst scrape imaginable!