The Doorpost: He emptied Himself

By Ray King  ·  Nov 16, 2021

... Who, though He was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 

Philippians 2:6-7

Pause, and think about it.

God the Son, in full agreement with His heavenly Father, chose to set aside His rightful advantages as the Creator and Sustainer of everything and lowered Himself to become a mere human being. Some of us have heard the Christmas story so often that we may fail to remember how astonishing this is.

Shortly after Creation, our original parents chose to disobey our Creator, bringing condemnation on themselves and all their descendants, and every one of us has continued in this rebellion. God would have been justified in immediately condemning and destroying us all, but He chose instead to offer us, His rebellious creatures, a way to be rescued.   

God the Father chose to offer His Beloved Son, who lowered Himself to become one of us so He could make a way for us to be reconciled to Him. God the Son, the Creator of everything (Colossians 1:5-20), became a humble baby in a humble family in humble circumstances. As we celebrate the birth of our great Savior, our Lord Jesus Christ, pause—and think about it.