Membership has its privileges

Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being.  Phil. 2:6-7

Birth in a stable into a working class family doesn’t seem like a great start for a Messiah. As human beings we spend a lot of time working to gain privilege and better humble circumstances yet, when He could have chosen any lifestyle, Christ chose a humble one.

Lord, my earthly lifestyle is nothing compared to the privilege of being in Your family.