How Low Was Our Redeemer Brought

What Does This Song Say?

How Low Was Our Redeemer Brought is a beautiful song about the humility and humanity of our Savior. The God who created the universe was born in our likeness, in the image of the creatures made in His image. When you really think about it, that is mind-boggling. What’s more unbelievable is the fact that our Redeemer was brought low on His own accord. The Godhead made a plan from eternity past to send Jesus to the earth as a human being for the glory of God to be revealed and the salvation of humankind to be accomplished. This was God’s plan from the beginning. How humbling. God created the world knowing we would fall and not desire Him. He knew we would want our name to be more glorified than His, yet God chose to become a man.

“The King who held the stars
Lay helpless in a maiden’s arms.”

“The Lord the worlds obeyed
Would stumble as He learned to walk upon the ground He’d made.”

This is amazing how the meekness and majesty of Jesus are paired. In one being, the fullness of God dwells. This is the first time in human history that God has been visible and seen by human eyes, held by human hands. The God of the universe, for the first time, was needy. He needed to eat food to sustain His body. He needed sleep to fuel His flesh. He needed water to sustain His being. We must not downplay, and cannot overplay, the importance of this. Jesus condescended, descended to a lesser level, to us, with us, and for us. Unbelievable.

Throughout Jesus’ ministry, He showed an amount of humility unseen in history. He displayed humility that was not even warranted. Jesus is the only person in history that had the right to brag and display His immense power. Jesus is the only human being worthy to be worshipped and worthy of being prideful. However, He chose the opposite. He came as a lowly carpenter. Born of wedlock, to a virgin girl. Would have been seen as an outcast and was eventually led to the death of a hardened criminal.

Yet through it all, Jesus knelt down and washed the feet of the man who would betray Him. Jesus was not afraid to put Himself in the position of a servant – in fact, He came to serve.

Jesus shows us the importance of your temperament and character. Jesus shows us the importance of humility even when you perceive yourself as the best. Jesus, who is the best, chose the way of humility and brought Himself low so that we could be raised up high.

Gloria, gloria in the highest!


Luke 2:14

“Glory to God in the highest heaven,
       and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

John 13:3-5

Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

Philippians 2:6-11

who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.  And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

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