As I look at nature and our relationship to it , it always leads me to consider things differently. It intrigues me that nature is at times overlooked and at times grasped as a means to which we can survive or just live by. What the Kirbas Institute stands for and wants to change in how we consider nature, is that our role in God’s creation is not an exclusive one or above nature, but mankind was created among the God’s work to be made in His image and identity. As we learn more about ourselves we realize we are not fully separated from God’s creation, but were made one under the Heavens and loved in God’s unique image, we see things through a life-altering lens. As I read about Christ’s demonstration of service and True power:
“Who, being in very nature[a] God,
did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature[b] of a servant,
being made in human likeness.” (Phillipians 2:6,7)
God has shown his humility and his demonstration of power through becoming one with his own. If Christ, who with all sovereignty and all dignity did that and demonstrated such humility, how much more should we consider such actions in our own lives.
The gospel is a call to reach out to the unreached and extend a hand of humility in the midst of a proud world. If we can maintain that spirit within our lives, each day will be a more radiant reflection of a life worth living.
“The more we give of ourselves, the more we become who we really are.”