"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 graspedbut 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."
Philippians 2:6-8 ~ the Bible
The mind boggles!
In a world where power seems to be money, opportunities, connections and military might, God had another plan....
to come to be with us, to walk with us, to relate with us, to save us...
and He came in the most ridiculously opposite way that any human would ever dream up...
in extreme frailty and vulnerability ...
because humbleness, love and truth are what God values... are what God is...
"For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength." ~ I Corinthians 1:5
...and, in a funny little coincidence, that's how God asks us to come to Him...
Just plain and simple and real - in truth - no posturing...
He doesn't want us to come to Him when we're perfect and feel strong or extra good, but He wants us to come like children... on the most genuine and real level - with love and need!
I can do that!! Poor as I am, I can do that!!
In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.
Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him, nor earth sustain;
Heaven and earth shall flee away when He comes to reign.
In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ.
Enough for Him, whom cherubim, worship night and day,
a breastful of milk, and a mangerful of hay;
Enough for Him, whom angels fall down before,
The ox and ass and camel which adore.
Angels and archangels may have gathered there,
Cherubim and seraphim thronged the air;
But His mother only, in her maiden bliss,
Worshipped the beloved with a kiss.
What can I give Him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
If I were a wise man, I would do my part;
Yet what I can I give Him: give my heart.