A little girl was asked by her Sunday school teacher to draw a picture of God. The little girl did just that – and then she proudly took her picture home to show her mother. Her mother was delighted by the artwork, of course, but also troubled. “Honey,” she said, “It’s a beautiful picture, but nobody knows what God looks like.”
And the little girl responded, “Well, they will when they see my picture!”
That’s a great answer! And that’s exactly what we find in these powerful verses in Philippians 2. Perhaps using an ancient church hymn of praise, the Apostle Paul essentially says, “This is what God looks like!”
His words trace the life and ministry of Christ: He made Himself nothing. He took on the form of a servant. He came in human likeness. He humbled Himself. He became obedient to death – even death on a cross. And, then, God exalted Him to the highest place.
What does God look like? We find a pretty good picture in Philippians 2.