There is something beautiful about the Son of Man to me.
It’s like a poignant emphasis upon His total humanity. He was born of a virgin- under law. I have always felt that the fact that He was born under law means He was totally human.
Yet He loved His Father so much He lived in total obedience to love for all.
Then as Isaac upon the altar, the anguish of Abraham reflecting the anguish of the Father. Friend of God. They had something in common.
I don’t really understand the aspect of Jesus as a seed planted through death, but I know it is true. A human planted in the earth as the seed. The seed germinates as a new creation, a contagious matrix converting dead things into living things.
It’s just too beautiful for words, but Phillipians chapter 2 comes pretty close.
Being found in appearance(form) as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Col 1 yields a beautiful link with Phil 2
19 For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven.
As does John 12:32
"And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.”
He knew. And the price of becoming the second Adam was pain, and subjection to earthly principalities, and the injustice of man and He walked by faith through it all.
Signal for me are the words, “He learned obedience through the things He suffered”.