The Lowly

I love that Jesus came to the lowly… He came to Mary, a young woman, probably 13-15 years old. Women were often considered lesser citizens than men in biblical times. God didn’t let the gender He gave her keep Him from coming to her. And He didn’t let the fact that she was young keep Him from choosing her to play a major role in Christ’s incarnation.

God also chose to come to the shepherds… not just any shepherds… no, the low guys on the totem pole of shepherd hierarchy… the guys who were lowly enough that they got stuck with the night shift. Sure it was an important task… an important task no one really wanted to do. But God chose to send angels to them & inform them first of Christ’s arrival. He chose to make them the first evangelists and missionaries carrying the good news to everyone they could find to tell.

The Lofty

But isn’t it interesting that God is not only interested in the lowly. Oh no! He cares deeply about the lofty as well. So, the night Christ was born, He set a star in the sky for the rich, wise and powerful kings from the east to see & pursue.

He may have reached out to the lowly, but He also attracted the lofty. And all who met Jesus back in those first years of His childhood & youth understood that He was someone extraordinary. They gravitated to Him. They were drawn.

The Latelys

And believe it or not, He is still attracting everyone from the lowly to the lofty today… at least when they really meet Him and not some warped misrepresentation of who He truly is.

So whether you consider yourself lowly or lofty… even though you’re coming as a “lately” to the party, join in! This weekend, we celebrate with all those who now their knee, worship Him and spread the good news about Him wherever they go!

Merry Christmas!


Author: Allen Chapin

- Christian, husband, dad, friend, leader, author and speaker - Life Purpose = Love & Encourage, Offering Grace & Hope - Life Motto = Living for the applause of nail-scarred hands - Life Verse = Matthew 25:21

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