Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Christ Hymn for this Resurrection Day

He did not count who He'd been ( i.e., One with God) something worth holding onto, or to be used to His advantage.
Instead, He made Himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness (not merely a human but the most helpless kind to begin with: a human baby).
And, being found in appearance as a human being (a living and breathing and able to feel pain and sorrow human being),
He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to death--
Even death on a cross (And to the writer of this Christ hymn, death on a cross was the worst of all possible kinds of executions!).

Therefore (yes, therefore, because of THIS) God exalted Him to the highest place,
and gave Him the Name that is above every Name,
that at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue confess (every tongue will, one way or another!) that
Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father!
Amen.

Philippians 2: 5-11

(Paranthetical thoughts my own)

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