“Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to” (Philippians 2:6, NLT).
We are a nation that believes in our rights, but it’s not just in the US – this mindset is spreading around the world, becoming a multi-generational, multi-ethnic, across-the-board problem. It’s rare to find someone willing to lay aside his or her rights and put another first.
If anyone ever had reason to hold onto his rights, it was God. Power, glory, unlimited freedom and unimaginable beauty – he gave it all up to become one of us, to subject himself to the restriction of a human body and the whims of angry, fearful people. What amazing lengths he was willing to go to for love of his creation!