“The Humble Christ”

Christmas is about Jesus Christ. In particular, it is about His conception and birth. His, however, was not just any conception and birth. The One conceived in the womb of the virgin Mary and born on Christmas day was the Son of God Who had existed in the eternal past. The meaning of Christmas is “God became a man” without ceasing to be God. The Second Person of the Holy Trinity became flesh that He might die for the sins of His people. “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Mat 20:28). “And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21).
Perhaps, the characteristic of Christ that comes most freely and powerfully to mind at Christmas is humility. That characteristic of Jesus is indicated and applied to us in Philippians 2:5-8. “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.” May we have the mind of Christ as we humbly serve one another, esteeming each other better than ourselves (Phi.2:3).