The Humble Birth
I was visiting an elderly woman in her home when she commented that most people associate sacrifice with Good Friday and Easter. She went on to say: “Actually the greatest sacrifice is seen at Christmas.” In Philippians 2:6-8 the sacrifice of God is clearly revealed. Listen to these words.
“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!” NIV
Imagine the drop in position from sitting in the heavenly throne room draped with glory to a baby born in a manger. He set aside his power and glory to become like us. He came knowing that he must live a life of obedience, suffering and death. Now that is huge sacrifice!
Take time to worship our Savior this Christmas season. Thank him for his great sacrifice!