The birth of our Savior is a prime example of humility. A feeding trough for a bed and hay for sheets – yet God exalted Him as only God can, with angels singing and a bright star to guide simple shepherds and wise Magi – to bow down and worship Him. You cannot be humble on your own. The moment you try, the pride of being humble takes over and you lose. Ask the Holy Spirit of God to help you develop an attitude of humility. It’s not about thinking less of yourself, but it’s about thinking of yourself less. Let God’s Spirit guide you.
God has led His people through example from the beginning. The fact that we are made in God’s image serves as testament to that. The written Word of God, The Holy Bible, serve as a road map for Christians everywhere. One thing I learned when I was very small – God don’t like ugly. It’s not good grammar, but it’s not supposed to be. The emphasis is on the word “ugly”. Ugly attitudes or an attitude that exudes pride or haughtiness of any kind are not tolerated by God. He deals with that sort of thing in short order.
It’s interesting to me that men had no room for the Holy family, but God made the birth of His Son quite special in spite of what men did. God is God – and that’s why I love and praise Him for my whole life. He has everything under control, no matter what stupid things men do. Laws can be passed and we can be forced to put up with the immorality around us, but we just look up – and there is God. We know He sees what we are going through and what is going on in our midst. He keeps us in the safety of His strong loving arms no matter what is going on around us.
Take a deep breath and be thankful that your Lord is in control. I’ve read the back of the Book and it’s going to be okay. Walk humbly with your God. Be a shining witness to those around you and tell them MERRY CHRISTMAS! My Savior was born on Christmas and I’d like to tell you about Him so He can be your Savior too! ❤