51. He Humbled Himself

“And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. ” Philippians 2:8

The  Father of eternity came into time as a babe.  (Isaiah 9:6)

The Son of God came into the world through an earthly mother.

The Bread of Life was in a manger laid.

The Lord from heaven dwelt in despised Nazareth.

The Creator of all things labored as a carpenter.

The Holy One touched a leper.

The Almighty was wearied with His journey (John 4:6).

The All-knowing, All-powerful One submitted to those who came to arrest Him.

He who upholds the universe with His word spoke not a word in His own defense (Heb. 1:3).

The One who pronounced the curse upon man that sinned was made a curse for man.

The sinless One bore the iniquity of us all…

 

Maker of the Universe

The Maker of the universe,
As Man for man was made a curse.
The claims of Law which He had made,
Unto the uttermost He paid.

His holy fingers made the bough,
Which grew the thorns that crowned His brow.
The nails that pierced His hands were mined
In secret places He designed.

He made the forest whence there sprung
The tree on which His body hung.
He died upon a cross of wood,
Yet made the hill on which it stood.

The sky that darkened o’er His head,
By Him above the earth was spread.
The sun that hid from Him its face
By His decree was poised in space.

The spear which spilled His precious blood
Was tempered in the fires of God.
The grave in which His form was laid
Was hewn in rocks His hands had made.

The throne on which He now appears
Was His from everlasting years.
But a new glory crowns His brow,
And every knee to Him shall bow.

– F. W. Pitt

(Click to hear a song with these words)
Here is another song that I have enjoyed, along the same theme…

Bow the Knee

 

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