Friday, May 7, 2010

Humble Advancement

As I reflect on mother's day (THIS SUNDAY FOR THOSE WHO ARE LIVING UNDER A ROCK) I can't but help turn my attention to Philippians 2.  I know it is sort of lengthy, but please read the passage below and consider the comments that follow it.

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 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! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Philippians 2:5-11

As I look at my wife and consider my upbringing, I see something very similar here.  Consider your mother for a moment.   The one who humbled herself and served you.  The one that bore you and, if we are honest, put up with more than she should have.

Why did she do it?

What prize was she seeking? 


That's right. It is because they loved (and still love) you.  And that fact alone should humble you and lead you to exalt her.

Be blessed... be a blessing.

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