The Ultimate “Undercover Boss”
My current Netflix show addiction is “Undercover Boss.” If you’ve never watched it, it’s about CEO’s and presidents of major corporations who disguise themselves and go work the everyday, front line jobs in their company to see what it’s really like and to learn what works and what needs to be changed. It’s a very interesting show. My favorite part of it is that these bosses get out of their stuffy offices and get a reality check. They learn that it’s not so easy for their employees. I think more bosses need to do that. And not just for TV. Watching this show got me to thinking. Jesus became the ultimate “undercover boss” in a way when he came to earth. The difference was, He didn’t have to. He has never been up in heaven looking down His nose at us. He has always had compassion on us. But He chose to leave His perfect heavenly home and become one of us. To walk the same paths we walk. To feel the same pain that we feel. And because He did that, “we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses.” (Hebrews 4:15). And He didn’t exactly do this undercover. He was dressed in human flesh, but He told the world exactly who He was. However, “He came to that which was His own, but His own did not receive Him.” (John 1:11) I don’t think we always fully grasp what Jesus took on. Not only in dying, but in living physically on this earth. We all know how hard this life is and Jesus willingly took on every part of that difficulty FOR US! So let us thank Him not only for His death, but for His life!