Day 2: My Son

This is my son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.– Matthew 3:17

Read the whole passage in Matthew 3:1–17.

The Son of God became flesh and blood. He walked with angels. The universe bent to his will and shook at his voice. But he set it all aside and became a child. A feeding trough held him through his first night on earth. His hospital reeked of animal dung and donkeys. This wasn’t the welcome of a hero, a king. This was the life of an impoverished child, a child born to a fleeting family in a conquered nation. He didn’t bring an entourage. He didn’t dress in glowing robes or a halo. Instead, he lived the simple life of a carpenter, and when the time was right, he stepped into the Jordan River and inaugurated his ministry. This heart of humbleness, submission, and sacrifice brought praise from his Father. How different our inner voices must be from his. How much time do we waste dreaming of our own grandeur or importance, our comfort or our popularity, when all the while the Father is not impressed with his Son, who gave up everything to die a carpenter?

Talk with God
Teach me to live a humble life, to attempt to bring greatness to your name, and to dream of growing your kingdom.

Live it. How will you live more Second today?
Share it. How will you share what you have learned?

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Originally published at on February 21, 2017.

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