Advent Meditation: December 24, 2022

45, 46, 89:1-29
Isaiah 35:1-10 Philippians 2:5-11 21 Luke 1:67-80

In this passage Paul is suggesting to the Philippians (and each of us) that to be “united with Christ” we must adopt the very humility of Christ “who made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant.” I heard a wonderful sermon about humility this morning from our children’s minister, Phillip Bedford. Phillip told us that we are humble when we “put aside our worries about ourselves and focus our hearts on other people and how we can help them.” In doing so, Phillip said, we acknowledge to ourselves that “all of us are equal in the eyes of God and none of us more important in terms of what really counts than any other.”

As I enter the season when we celebrate the miracle of the birth of Jesus , my Lord and Savior, it is important that I keep firmly in my mind and heart the Jesus who made himself a humble servant , and Paul’s admonition that I do likewise.

Lord, strengthen and nourish our resolve to live into the humility and servanthood of Jesus.

Listen to Clarke read his Advent meditation and prayer:

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