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The Humility of Christ

Claudia Miclaus
Christ did not come to this Earth to be served; he came to serve. We are commanded to be like him, which means that we need to start serving others, just like he, the Son of God, did.
When we think of Jesus Christ, we usually think of what he has done for us; he died for us on the cross. We think about Christmas because that is when we celebrate his birth. We think about many things, but rarely do we think about his humility.
It is a rare thing for our thoughts to be taken to the way that he humbled himself, in order to come to Earth for us. How he put himself through complete humiliation on our behalf? Maybe, it is time that we start thinking along those lines.
One of the first things Christ did for us was taking our form. The Creator chose to be one of us. It would be like us drawing some little stick figures on a piece of paper, and then transforming ourselves into one of those. In reality, we would never do that.
What do we care if those little stick figures got tossed into the garbage? When we compare the human body and the human spirit to the complexity and power of the Almighty God, we can say that we are nothing more than little stick figures next to him. And Jesus Christ came and became one of us.
"But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men." - Philippians 2:7
Jesus was obedient to his earthly parents. Being a part of the Trinity, and called God the Son, he always listened to his parents with utmost kindness and affection. Here we have the Creator obeying the created, for the ultimate purpose of saving us and them from hell.
"And he went down with them, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart." - Luke 2:51
When Jesus Christ became a grown man, he still did not stop caring and sacrificing for the sake of mankind. He indeed came to give his life for us. He died for the welfare of the people, not so they could serve him, but so that he could die for them and save their eternal souls from the fire.
"Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister and to give His life a ransom for many." - Matthew 20:28
"He riseth form the supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. After that he poureth water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples feet, and to wash them with the towel wherewith he was girded." - John 13:4, 5
Not only does he come to die for us, but also makes himself a servant while he spent his time on Earth. Jesus served others through giving his life for them and also in serving them. When we take a closer look at his life, there are so many valuable lessons that are to be learned from him about humanity and love.
Too many times in our life here on Earth, have we done nothing more than look out for our own interest? How many times have we done anything more than think of ourselves? There is no meaning in living a life that only surrounds around me. True living always emphasizes living for others and serving them selflessly.
We need to stop and take a good look at ourselves. Are we serving Christ? Are we serving those around us the way he did, or are we standing here looking after number one, thinking only of ourselves? When was the last time you gave to the poor? When was the last time you helped out a brother or sister in need?
The only way we can make it to the supreme power is by loving and sharing with others. May we find our satisfaction in helping others as Jesus finds.