“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
who being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
but made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself and became obedient to death – even death on a cross!
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and
gave him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus ever knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.”
Can you imagine? God Himself, in human form, coming to earth to make himself nothing? A servant? This goes against everything our world screams at us today. This goes against the grain in such a way that it seems odd and peculiar.
But, yet, I think that is why I’m drawn to this passage over and over again. Everything about Jesus whispers, “humilitiy.” Humble yourself. Serve others. You are not the “main thing.” It’s not about you. There is a bigger picture that I am generally not aware of at all.
And that bigger picture is Him. Humble, yet all-powerful. Humble, yet creator of the world. Humble, yet showing others a love so deep and faithful that He died for them. For me. For you. What grace. What beauty. What a Savior.