While watching The Nativity Story during the Christmas season this year, I saw the connection between the story in this clip and Jesus’ birth story. Have you made this connection before? Watch the clip:
For Elijah, the voice of the Lord was not in the wind, it was not in the earthquake, nor was it in the fire: it was in a still, small voice.
Creation displays mighty acts of God. Strong winds can remove roofs from homes and wrap a pickup truck around a utility pole. Earthquakes reduce once beautiful structures to piles of rubble in seconds. The evidences of God’s power are evident in creation.
This was the son of God, the Lord of lords and the King of kings. He could have come into our world with a resounding boom: born in a palace on a hill, laid in a luxurious bed, surrounded by scores of attendants caring for his every need, taught by the best of teachers, fed the finest foods, and given every luxury and advantage our world could offer.
But the Lord was not in the wind… but in a still, small voice.
Oh, he still came as the Lord of lords and King of all kings, but “made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men” (Phil 2:7 KJV), born in the lowliest of places, laid in a feeding trough, wrapped with simple cloths, attended to not by servants or noblemen, but by dirty, tired, and stinky shepherds.
I’m thankful this season that Jesus came and that he came humbly; for all men from shepherds to kings.