Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Christmas Thoughts

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

New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)

Jesus, who created the world and everything in it with a word, humbled himself and came to earth as a baby and had to learn how to speak. (Andrew East)

Jesus humbled himself to the death we deserve, so that we can have the life we don't deserve. (Rick Lewers)

*If you would like to listen to this in song you can listen here** or come along to our church some time :)

**I haven't posted it in my blog because I am not sure of the copyright conditions.


Anonymous said...

How beautiful! thanks for expressing the "Christmas Thoughts"

MaryAnne Pietsch said...

Like Rick Lewers summary you shared.

M Pietsch