He has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate. Luke 1:52
Knocking the lofty and self-secured off their high horses, God flexes His mighty muscle and shows who’s boss. With the same strength, the same God reaches out His holy hand and steadies the faltering. That’s God. When we fool ourselves into believing we are something special on our own, we are quickly proven wrong. When we’ve fooled ourselves into thinking we’re nothing, God sweeps in to builds us up. Tearing down; building up. In Christ, we are everything. Apart from Christ, we are nothing.
Living with less than friendly neighbors? Pain and suffering on the front page of every newspaper? Sorrow and suffering in your life? To you, the Lord comes with peace and comfort. When you have your finger on the world and will stop at nothing to rise to the top, God does bring low.
Jesus, knock me down from my pride and build me up in your love. Amen.