Friday, April 07, 2017

Logos: Philippians 2:5-11

Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death-- even death on a cross. Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 
I read this yesterday in God is Closer than you Think by John Ortberg - he was writing about the incarnation:
Now he wasn't just helping them. Now he was one of them. From this day forward he wasn't just on their island; he was in their skin. First he had chosen to live as they lived; now he would die as they died. Now they were in it together.
From the moment Adam and Eve left the garden, God has been working in our lives to bring us back to who we are created to be. God has always been there, but the incarnation changed the game. With the incarnation, Christ was not only divine, Christ (and therefore God) was also human. 

We say that God is with us, among us. True. But God has been one of us. Consider today what a difference that makes.

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