Jesus the Servant

Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;  He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself.  And that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.

John 13:3-5

Jesus is our perfect example in everything that we should be doing as Christians.  This matter is no different.  At this point in His life, Jesus knew that He was going to be going to the cross.  He knew what was coming.  He knew that Judas was going to betray Him.  I’m sure that He had a lot on His mind.  But that did not stop Him from washing the feet of His disciples.

He was a servant.  In fact, He was the greatest servant that the world has ever seen.  How often do we expect people to serve us?  How often do we allow pride to creep in and find ourselves wanting be served instead of wanting to serve others?  We should be ready and willing servants.  We should always be looking for opportunities to “wash the feet” of others.  Those opportunities are there, if we will only keep our eyes open and look for them.

Jesus is God.  He is the King and Creator of the universe.  But He was a servant.  Imagine the creator of the stars stooping down to wash the feet of some weak, sinful men.  How much more should we be willing to follow His example?  Christians should be the greatest servants in the world.  Christians should almost be tripping over each other trying to help and serve others.  How are we doing?  Are we true servants like Jesus?

2 responses to this post.

  1. I struggle with my parenthood daily. I want to serve but the old man and certain voices in my world rise up to tell me I am crazy. Knowing the boundaries is the hardest part of the servant’ s walk.


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