I woke up around 2:30 this morning singing this old song.
"From Bethlehem's manger, came forth a stranger
Humble and lowly, I'd be like HIM."
From the moment of HIS birth, HE taught us how we should be. HE was born in a barn, not a palace. HIS birth was announced first to lowly shepherds out in the fields watching animals, not to kings or wealthy merchants in their pomp and splendor. HE was humble and lowly in birth, HE was humble and lowly in life, HE was humble and lowly in HIS death. HE was triumphant through that humility and lowliness, allowing SPIRIT to reign over flesh, thereby not allowing death any victory, but in HIS humility, being able to be victorious over death, hell and the grave.
"To be like JESUS, to be like JESUS!
On earth I long, to be like HIM."
Too much pride and not enough humility...if we truly want to be like HIM, we have to learn from HIM and follow HIS example. We have to know that HE is a big enough GOD to take care of ALL things if we will be humble and lowly as HE set forth the example to be.
Merry CHRISTmas from Patti's Place to your place and please remember to keep HIM in the center of your celebrations!