"And being found in human form, He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross. Phil. 2:8      

We should question the attitudes of those who enjoy seeing others suffer. Yet we are joyful with St. Paul in the humility and suffering of Christ. Paul breathes his joy in the careful phrases of his poetic description of the humble Christ.     

Jesus Christ, eternal God, came into human form, stripping Himself of all glory. He was born in the flesh of a virgin. But He was not only a man, He was a poor and humble man in the form of a servant.  As a servant He had no rights of His own. He gave up all personal ambition to live a life of total obedience to the will of His Father. His obedience led to the death of a common criminal on a cruel cross.     

Christian friends, We find joy in Christ Jesus, because He humbled Himself as a servant for us. He removed the sadness of sin and death from our lives. In His humble life as Savior we have the joy of forgiveness and a new life. We should sing about and worship God who became a savant to become our Savior. His example inspires us to follow in His steps, die to self, and serve the needs of others.  

He humbled Himself, our great God and King,                                                     He humbled Himself, of Jesus we sing;                                                                      He humbled Himself, a servant was He                                                                      He died on a cross for you and for me.  

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - In Christ, God veiled His deity to serve and to save humanity.