The Humility of Christ

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Matthew 21:2-5 ...Go to the village ahead of you and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me… This took place to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet:
” Say to Daughter Zion ‘See your King comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey and on  colt the foal of a donkey.’ ”

The most amazing thing about Jesus Christ was not just that He did miracles, raised the dead or taught the multitudes. What astonishes me is His absolute humility of character. Though Jesus had all power in heaven and earth available to Him, He was content to ride in to Jerusalem on a simple donkey.

God, the creator of heaven and earth, has at the very center of His being a humble heart. Humility was not just an act that Jesus put on while he was here. When Jesus rode in on the donkey or when He knelt down and washed His disciples’ feet, He was expressing to us the humbleness of the heart of His father.

On this Palm Sunday if we will be quiet in His presence He will show us our own place of service and  how to get there by whatever transportation that our Father thinks best!

It may not be on the mountain’s height,
Or over the stormy sea;
It may not be at the battle’s front
My Lord will have need of me.
But if by a still, small voice He calls
To paths I do not know,
I’ll answer, dear Lord, with my hand in Thine,
“I’ll go where You want me to go.”                               Mary Brown

 

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Author: pastorpete51

My wife and I serve as members of a worship team at a multicultural church. Our members are from Brazil, Nepal and the U.S.. Because of the many languages and cultures in our local body we face unique challenges, such as how many songs will we do in English today? What new songs can we use in either language that are simple enough for the people to sing. The songs, the devotions and insights here are a small portion of some of the ways God is leading us as we push towards the goal. I pray that these will be both a blessing and an encouragement for those of you who may pass by Praise 2 Worship.

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