In reading Philippians 2 this morning, I am struck by an irony. Many people question why God allows so much pain and suffering in the world. Perhaps the more pertinent question is: Why on earth would God willingly and specifically choose the most painful and shameful method of torture and death for Himself? He could have easily ordained something far less excruciating and we would have never known…
“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.”
What incomprehensible humility and love!