Did he, when so sent, cease to be a king of Sparta, because he was also an ambassador? No, he did not divest himself of his royal dignity, but only added to it that of public deputation.
So, Christ, in becoming man, did not cease to be God, but though He ever was, and still continued to be be, King of the whole creation, acted as the voluntary Servant, and Messenger of the Father.
F.W. Farrar, D.D., page 29 in One Thousand Evangelistic Illustrations, edited by Webb, A. (1924). New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers