Since it's Christmas day, I wanted to post this quote which I found while reading the Bravehearted Gospel by Eric Ludy last month.
It's an excellent reminder of how our Savior lived His life on this earth. May we seek to follow in His footsteps, to die to ourselves daily, and live a life of humble service ~ which is true greatness! :-)
"What does it mean when the God of the Ages chooses to come to earth as a baby in a manger instead of a prince in a palace? The thought boggles the mind. It staggers me to think that the High and Holy One of Heaven chose to be born of a virgin, which for all practical purposes brought Him into this world looking like an illegitimate child. He chose to be born in Nazareth, of which it was said, no good thing can come out of. It shames my ego, which is consistently clamoring for more, to know that the One who owns the cattle on a thousand hills chose poverty instead of wealth. The Famous One chose obscurity over popularity, and the Almighty chose weakness in place of strength. He came as a servant instead of a king. He entered Jerusalem on a donkey instead of on a stallion. He commanded a small band of uneducated fishermen and others instead of wielding a scepter over legions of angels. And last, but not least, He died the death of a condemned criminal, stripped naked between two thieves, so that I could breath the fresh air of freedom."