Philippians 2 Poem – Susie Hale 1986
Jesus left His kingly throne;
Set aside His rightful glory.
As a tiny babe He came;
Yes, we know the Christmas story.
But have you thought of what I meant
For Him to come as just a baby?
To rely on someone else
To wrap Him in the swaddling clothes?
To become not only man,
But man in his most helpless state?
Have you thought
Of the humility this shows?
As He grew to be a man,
He obeyed His heavenly Father;
Then became the sacrifice
For there could not be another.
But have you thought of what it meant
For Him to walk to Calvary?
To lie down for someone else
To drive the nails into His hands?
To obey God unto death,
Not only death but cruelest torture?
To humbly obey
The Father’s plan?
The resurrected Christ,
Now restored to all His glory,
Asks of us not just to tell
But to live each day His story.
Have you thought of what it means
For us to be like-minded?
To follow His example
And to have the mind of Christ?
To esteem all others better
Than ourselves and be as servants?
Next to what He’s done for meIt seems a minor sacrifice.