From a manger to a cross

And all humility between;

Our King of kings and Lord of lords

No honour to be seen.

A quiet life in Nazareth

To learn His Father’s ways;

No evidence of showmanship

Just meekness all His days.

A lowly gentle servant

Who washed so many feet,

A pilgrim, a sojourner

Who bore the day’s great heat.

A life of pain and grief

As rejection paved His days;

The seeds from words that fell

As they mocked God’s mighty ways.

But He conquered darts of darkness

As His body bore the cross,

And His blood was freely shed

To compensate for man’s great loss.

From humility to greatness

As He rose and lives again;

He’s our perfect illustration

Our Jesus, Lord and God Amen!

(C) P.B. 2004

“And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.  Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name.”  Philippians 2:8-9

“If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.” Mark 8:34