Lifted from a Manger

English Audio Version

It’s not where you start. It’s where you wind up.

We’ve heard that. We don’t have to be born the CEO of the company. We can start out at the bottom and work our way to the top.

It adds to our cachet of success. We’ve earned bragging rights, as well as the corner office.

Jesus started his life on the earth at the very bottom. That’s what Christmas is about. Yet, that’s not where he remained.

Let’s look at Philippians 2:8-10:

“And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth.”

Let’s look at the legacy of the Master, the child born into a manger and lifted up by God to be so much more.

Legacy Revelation #1: God’s laws and plans for his life took first place over everything else.

“He humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death.”

Legacy Revelation #2: God rewarded Jesus by making his name higher than any other.

“God … bestowed on him the name that is above every name.”

Legacy Revelation #3: Every living thing shall call him Lord and offer worship unto him.

“At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth.”

Cachet for success? Jesus’ journey from birth to success topped every other story in history. He breathed his first earthly breath in a manger, yet God took him to the heights of stardom in the spiritual world.

Jesus, Jesus, you’re our man. We lift you up again and again.

The story of Jesus proves his worth. Let’s lift him up as the Lord of who we are.

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