Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient.
"Humility" hardly begins to describe the incarnation.
For ages upon ages, his generous hand fed every creature on earth; now it is he that has to be fed, spoon-fed, drooling most of it down his chin like any other toddler. The Son of God does't even know how to tie his shoes. Someone had to teach him how to tie those sandals John the Baptist said none of us were worthy to untie...Picture seven-year-old Jesus in the shop out back, learning from Joseph how to use a hammer and a saw. He who hung galaxies in such perfect poise, like a hundred billion mobiles, has to be shown how to nail two boards together.
I take my shoes off.
The humility of this is beyond words.
A Beautiful Outlaw
In the humanity of Christ, I find a Savior who loves me more than I can understand. It is easy to picture God, sitting on a throne in heaven, loving us from afar. But, to come down. As one of us. Limiting himself to our world and our rules-- that is an amazing love. It is beautiful and crazy and humbling.
I am unworthy.
Thank you, Jesus.
For being born; for being one of us.
So that we might truly live.