The tendency of man is to keep to his own and to shun or avoid those outside of his group. The rich avoid the poor. The nationals separate from the immigrants and the culturally refined from the abased. This is true for all people groups and regardless of how much society teaches and trains to overcome this, it to some measure will remain the same. However, there was one who stooped down from his group to the reach out to the lowest.
Who is like unto the Lord our God, who dwelleth on high, Who humbleth himself to behold the
things that are in heaven, and in the earth! Psalm 113:5-6
When God looked and came down to man, he needed to stoop way down. God, in his greatness, transcends far above all his creation. For him to look into the matters on Earth required that he stoop way below himself. In order to reach out to me when I was in my lost sinful state, it took an even greater step down. To save me, he needed to identify with me and he did this when he became a man: a step which required even greater humility (Philippians 2:8).
Missionaries have stooped to reach the lowly heathen of the jungle. Business men have stooped to secure land and mineral rights from natives and fortune hunters stooped down to secure gold and diamonds from people viewed in their eyes as less than them. We cannot fathom how far God needed to descend in order to reach us, but he did because we are more valuable than land, minerals, gold or diamonds.
He did not need to humble himself and come to us. He could have resided in his holy, lofty and divine habitation and had been right to do so, but he wanted us. He loved us and wanted to fellowship with us. He wanted to be our God. He wanted to be our father.
Today, lets remember how much God loves us as demonstrated by his humility and reach out across the equal plan of mankind to somebody who needs to know how much they are loved.