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Humble Beginnings

Luke 2:6-7
And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

This is a famous scene, often celebrated only during this time of year, though we should be mindful and thankful every day. It is a scene that is humble and yet it is one of the most important events in the history of mankind. If it were up to us, we would have held this event in a colosseum. There would have been millions of spectators with the front rows reserved for dignitaries. Tickets may have been sold and even scalped outside of the stadium walls. After all, this is the birth of the Messiah!

But this is not what God wanted. The humility of the event is as amazing as the event itself. We need to take note because this tells us a lot about the character God expects us to display as we follow our Lord and Savior. It should never be about our social status or the flashy things in life. We should seek to be humble, as Jesus was, even in His birth.

James 4:10
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.

— Sebastian Stroughter

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