Beyond Humility

“But emptied Himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.Therefore, God has highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the Name that is above every name.”  Philippians 2:7-9 (ESV)

“Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, He gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then He gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. They all ate and were satisfied.” Matthew 14:19,20 (NIV)

“Then people brought little children to Jesus for Him to place His hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them. Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:13-14 (NIV)  

“Then He went up and touched the bier they were carrying him on, and the bearers stood still. He said, ‘Young man, I say to you, get up! ’The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother.” Luke 7:14-15 (NIV)

 “Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.’ And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.”  Luke 23:34 (NIV)

“And he said, ‘Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.’ And He said to him, ‘Truly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in paradise.” Luke 23:42-43 (ESV)

Dearest Master, 

 Your compassionate humility is beyond our comprehension. You are the Superior in every instance, every comparison. There is none like You. Even a head nod in our direction is humility on Your part, when we consider we were completely dead in sin, and we were Your enemy supreme. How then, did You submit Yourself to a limited human form? How did You feed the multitudes when most were only there for a free meal? How did You scoop up the children in Your arms? You even washed the disciples’ feet as a last act of service before Your ultimate humbling to death on a cross. 

There, we sought to humiliate the Son of God. But there You redeemed a dying thief, who “stole” Your heart. There You provided for Your earthly mother. There You forgave our ignorant treachery against You, Lord of Life. Not only how could You do these things, but why? Some may say they were only the actions of a good man. But we who have come to know Your saving power, call it the Love of our Amazing God! Be exalted, O, God, by Your bride this day and every day!

In Jesus Name Forever

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