“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.” Then the angel left her. Luke 1:38
Christmas begins with humility.
I know. Probably not your first choice of descriptions for the holiday season. Not the gift we would choose for ourselves, but it was certainly God’s starting point. We need to remember that Jesus was not born in some palatial palace, in a sterile hospital ward, or with adoring crowds awaiting His arrival. Nothing like that at all. The King of Kings was born in the midst of the humbled surroundings of a stable, a cave actually. When the time came for His appearance He chose not the glorious edifices of human wisdom, power, privileged or popularity but rather he opted for the OT equivalent of a barnyard. We need to remember the importance of humility during the holiday season. Forget this essential ingredient and your Christmas cake will come out half-baked, if you get my drift. Christ was birthed in humility, and so must we. His people should certainly walk it in, seek it and embrace it when they find it. Let this holiday season be a time to grow in humility. Let your heart and your life be a place where the Savior would choose to reveal Himself.
"Pride is concerned with who is right. Humility is concerned with what is right." E.T. Benson
Q & A
1. How do you intentionally look for Humility in the stables of life?
2. What advice would you give someone about the importance of humility in life?
3. What does it mean "pride goes before a fall"?