Journal Entry ~ 12/19/18

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 
—Isaiah 9:6

God’s humility became evident in history when the child was born and His Son was given. Like all babies, Jesus was vulnerable, helpless, and completely dependent—all descriptive words that don’t fit God. That is, unless He chose to humble Himself infinitely, as He did when He came as a baby born of the Virgin Mary.  

God didn't have to be humble. In fact, given our insignificance as creatures and the magnitude of our sin problem, the last thing we would expect from a holy God is humility. No, we should expect Him to respond with righteous judgment and wipe us out for the way we have destroyed all that He created for good. On our own we have no right to stand before Him or ask Him to do anything to help us. And yet, even though we were a lost cause, God became the child born to us, giving His Son. 

God humbled himself and came to us as a babe. Meditate on that truth this week - the God who created this great big universe came down from His throne and humbled Himself as a baby so that we could know Him. He came for us. He loves us with such a steadfast and everlasting love, that He stepped down off of His throne of glory to become a helpless babe. And what does He ask of me in return?  That I humble myself before Him in surrender, obedience, and worship. He has it all. 

Press on ~ you are loved 💗


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