As I continued to watch this night vision of mine, I suddenly saw
one like a human being
coming with the heavenly clouds.
He came to the ancient one
and was presented before him.
Rule, glory, and kingship were given to him;
all peoples, nations, and languages will serve him.
His rule is an everlasting one—
it will never pass away!—
his kingship is indestructible.
Daniel 7:13-14 (CEB)
One of the Bible translations that I have recently become acquainted with is known to translate “Son of Man” as the “Human One.” My initial reaction was one of slight alarm until I took a minute to think about the phrase and relate it to my Lord. I have come to hold an even higher regard for the sacrifice of Jesus when considering the fact that He is God incarnate, now and forever fully human– as well as fully God. He has, in every sense of the word, become our bridge to our Heavenly Father. To relate to us best He became one of us– that concept still astounds me when I spend any time contemplating it. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever! -Hebrews 13:8 (CEB)
Whoever wants to be first among you will be your slave—just as the Human One didn’t come to be served but rather to serve and to give his life to liberate many people.” -Matthew 20:27-28 (CEB)
He said, “The Human One must suffer many things and be rejected—by the elders, chief priests, and the legal experts—and be killed and be raised on the third day.” -Luke 9:22 (CEB)