The Condescension of God

1 Nephi 11:16, 26

16 And he said unto me: Knowest thou the condescension of God? . . .
26 And the angel said unto me again: Look and behold the condescension of God!

Elder Gerald N. Lund wrote:

“Here was Jesus—a member of the Godhead, the Firstborn of the Father, the Creator, Jehovah of the Old Testament—now leaving His divine and holy station; divesting Himself of all that glory and majesty and entering the body of a tiny infant; helpless, completely dependent on His mother and earthly father. That He should not come to the finest of earthly palaces and be . . . showered with jewels but should come to a lowly stable is astonishing. Little wonder that the angel should say to Nephi, ‘Behold the condescension of God!’”

(Jesus Christ, Key to the Plan of Salvation [1991], 16.)