Jesus showed humility and so can you. #lighttheworld Day 13
Well this is a fine kettle of fish! I heard it once said that the moment you thought you were humble, was the moment you weren’t. Isn’t that just hunky-dory for a blogger?
Still it’s been worth my taking some time to think about the ways Jesus showed humility throughout his life. He showed humility by serving others. Everywhere he went he focused on helping people, and putting their spiritual health ahead of whatever his schedule or plans might have been. He wasn’t too proud to make mud in his hand with spit and dirt and help a blind man gain his sight. He wasn’t too proud to take the time to teach the woman at the well. He wasn’t too proud to cry at the death of his friend, Lazarus. He wasn’t too proud to wash his apostles’ feet. He wasn’t too proud to welcome spending time with a bunch of rowdy, runny-nosed children who instinctively knew he loved them. He wasn’t too proud to hang out with tax collectors or rescue a woman caught in adultery.
That’s a lot, and I could go on and on. I have a plenty to learn about paying attention to others first. The cool thing is, I know a bunch of men who are very much like Jesus this way. They are my husband, my sons, and the men my daughters married. In a time when I see a lot of male-bashing happening, these men know how to step up.
They do dishes. They change diapers willingly. They feed and play with babies and little kids. They take the time to listen to others. They are generous and kind with their time and their possessions. They cook (and they are good at it), and they clean. They always take my garbage out when they are around. Seriously, it’s like they go out of their way to sneak in little acts of service!
My daughters, and daughter-in-law, are pretty awesome too, but for today, I’ve been thinking a lot about these good, Godly men in my life, and wanted to express my appreciation. They are an example to me.
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8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?