Philippians 2:5-11: Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon himself the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being fashioned as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth,and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Meditation: This usually isn’t a passage that most would correlate with the Christmas Story, but this is the Story in a nutshell. The Babe we see in the Nativity scene left the splendors of heaven, God Himself clothed not in “swaddling” clothes but in human flesh for one purpose only, to redeem mankind! Have YOU bowed the knee and confessed Him as your Lord to the glory of God?
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, please let those around us that do not have the slightest idea of the meaning of Christmas, bow their knees and confess Christ as Lord and Savior. Amen.