“Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death – even death on a cross!” – The Apostle Paul in his letter to the church in Philippi
What King would leave his throne to elevate his subjects to positions of royalty? What person of influence would abandon the benefits of their position and assume instead the posture of the least? What force is powerful enough to create not just the stars we can see on a moonless night, but galaxies and solar systems far beyond our capacity to measure? Yet also offer sight to the blind, healing to the leper, and forgiveness to the prostitute?
What subject would not swear allegiance to such a King? Who among the least would not express gratitude for the mercies lavished on them by the influential? Just as David questioned how God could be mindful of him, how can we not be mindful of the God of the Universe? The King of Creation? The Sacrificial Lamb? The One who restored Man’s relationship with Man’s Creator?
How can we fail to recognize the Master Designer when we examine the intricacies of the eye? Or the over-looked but critical function of the thumb? Who are we, Lord, that you should be mindful of us? You are the One who grants insight into the mysteries of DNA and directs us in the morality of how we should live. You give us commandments to benefit not just us, but our neighbors as well. And you remind us that all are our neighbors.
You have shown us what is good, and what you require. That we should act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly. With you. We know what is good, just, merciful, and humble because these are your attributes, and we have seen them expressed in the perfect example of your Son.