You show us how you want us to live. You are God and could have come to earth and made a show of who you are. But instead, you humbled yourself and were obedient to death on a cross [Philippians 2: 8]. You demonstrated your incredible love for us by doing so. While on the earth you demonstrated compassion and offered hope to those mired in hopelessness. You went from town-to-town healing all who came. You came to the lost sheep of Israel but allowed crumbs to fall from your table to heal a Canaanite woman’s daughter [Matthew 15: 21-28]. You spoke to a Samaritan woman, whose behavior had made her a social outcast, and used her to share with others in her town that you-the Messiah-had come [John 4: 4-41].
LORD Jesus, how do I make myself nothing to present you more clearly? What purposes do you have for my life? How would you have me live out the call you have for me? Your Word tells us [Romans 12: 3] not to think more highly than we ought of ourselves, but to look at ourselves with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith you have given us. Help me to look at others and see the incredible person you have made each one to be. Help me encourage and support others so that they each see themselves as you see them. Jeremiah 32: 17 reminds us that for you, who made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm, nothing is too hard! Hallelujah! The song says: “Make me a servant, humble and meek. Lord, let me lift up those who are weak….” That is my prayer today, LORD.
God, your way is perfect; your Word is flawless. You are a shield for all who turn to you for refuge. You alone are LORD. You, God, are the Rock. It is you who arm me with strength and make my way perfect [Psalm 18: 30-32]. You alone can transform us into your faithful servants. May your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. In Jesus’ name, we pray. AMEN.