“……and you say we must bow down in order to be higher?”


Lenten Journey – Day 40
Biblical Scripture: Philippians 2:5-11
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1-Apr-12: Philippians 2:5-11


5 Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,

6 who, though he was in the form of God,

did not regard equality with God

as something to be exploited,

7 but emptied himself,

taking the form of a slave,

being born in human likeness.

And being found in human form,

8 he humbled himself

and became obedient to the point of death—

even death on a cross.

9 Therefore God also highly exalted him

and gave him the name

that is above every name,

10 so that at the name of Jesus

every knee should bend,

in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

11 and every tongue should confess

that Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Father.








“……and you say we must bow down in order to be higher?”




So friends all circled round to sup and sip and dup and dip all fusty and dusty.

So critters and unfolksies sat and plopped and popped berries and nuts alike.

When just from out a big cracked rock crawled the ragged one all musty.

“Oh, kneel with me, serve with me, lower ye selves with me such lowly tyke.”



“What keens ye, what means ye, now heal-led crawler so smalling?

“We ‘uns ready to serve, ready to help, we need not go lower–no, no!”

“Ah, but do ye not know,”cried Raggedy”, that we must be like Him in calling!”

“We must kneel and serve all bowed down,iffen we be raised High with Him to glow!”



22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sue Dreamwalker
    Apr 03, 2012 @ 04:37:45

    Hi Granbee, just loved the turn of phrase here Plopped and popped! … I am always in awe of your writings and imagination here Granbee… And I Bow to your Writing skills… as well as to the one most High! 🙂

    • granbee
      Apr 03, 2012 @ 06:43:25

      Well, Sue, I am always anxious to show the imperfections and foibles of our critterly friends, in order to accurately reflect how we ourselves bumble and stumble upward into the light!

  2. becca givens
    Apr 03, 2012 @ 05:03:22

    I honor you and your gifts before our Divine Source for being YOU!!! (((((granbee)))))

  3. Rob Barkman
    Apr 03, 2012 @ 05:11:39

    In the kingdom of the Lord…. humility is the key to being rewarded and promoted… Our faithfulness in the task we’ve been given, no matter how small it may be is the key to pleasing and glorifiying Him in our lives. Great posting thank you.

    • granbee
      Apr 03, 2012 @ 06:45:11

      Yes, it is our task to glorify Him with our lives, with our service. We most often can do this by serving each other! Bless you for your ongoing support, Pastor Rob!

  4. Savira
    Apr 03, 2012 @ 14:17:12

    “So friends all circled round to sup and sip and dup and dip all fusty and dusty”
    How do you come up with words like the above? Humbleness no matter how high or low one is in the chain of life…That trait shines..

    • granbee
      Apr 04, 2012 @ 00:32:26

      Bless, you dearest Savy, for noting this shining aspect of humility! About those words: my maternal grandmother is all to blame with her never-ending family entertainments with her invented sub-language sets! I actually think this tendency to word-inventino is in my DNA! Glad you are enjoying these posts, Savy. I just LOVE your “reflections!”

  5. willowdot21
    Apr 03, 2012 @ 20:30:27

    They sat at supper and think themselves good and uperty loftilly almost looking down on the others! The Old raggy one saw the truth, Kneel with me and pray with me we must be lowly we must be humble we must be as He the One. we must be lowly to be blessed! ………Old Crow nodded knowing the Raggy one was right!

  6. writinggomer
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 05:06:30

    We must be like Him in calling, how true…how hard.
    Thanks for the adventure! The Critter Queen leading the critters! 🙂
    God bless you Rose.


  7. Linda Willows
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 07:26:27

    Oh, I Bow Down!!!

    • granbee
      Apr 05, 2012 @ 01:28:05

      Linda, let us bow ever so low together, so that we shall dwell on High in Glory forever and ever, AMEN! Bless you, dear lady!

  8. frizztext (@frizztext)
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 18:38:15

    sorry, that my wordpress ID is classified as SPAM,
    so I had to use my twitter account now:
    one of my favorite gospels I like to sing to my guitar is titled
    by the four nightingales.
    heard that in the fifties nightly in the radio
    + saved it on my tape recorder.
    since them I’m singing this spiritual;
    did not find it on youtube …

    • granbee
      Apr 05, 2012 @ 01:30:27

      Frizz, how on earth could your wordpress ID be spam, when you are on here daily with your wonderful blog posts? Anyway, so glad you checked in to let us know about your great love for that gospel numbr, Bow Down Before God! We are all so very honored to be bowing low together, right?

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