Monday, March 11, 2019

Jesus Asks A Question

By: Joanne Viola

Jesus asks a most critical question not only of His disciples but of us as well:

"Who is more important, the one who sits at the table or the one who serves? The one who sits at the table, of course. But not here! For I am among you as one who serves." (Luke 22:27, NLT)


We like to think of ourselves as being willing to serve, but don’t want to be called servants. And we don’t mind “serving” if it is convenient, or something we want to do, or enjoy doing. But when it is hard, inconvenient and not something to be enjoyed – well, if we’re honest —- not so much.

Yet we still want to think of ourselves as serving others. How our hearts deceive us!

But Jesus – He serves, and stoops low, and loves His people. He loves us.

Jesus was the one to stoop low and humbly take the basin to wash the feet of the disciples. Jesus takes the standard of the world and turns it upside down.

Greatness in the world’s eyes infers being served by others. Yet Jesus, who is greater than the disciples, shows us by His actions that those who would follow Him should expect to also be the servants of others.

Jesus did not define “servant” solely with His words but went further by demonstrating with His actions. Servanthood – truly serving those around us – will cause us to meet the needs of those around us and empower them to be all that God has called them to be.

During these days of Lent, may we allow this time to be a season of emptying ourselves, so He can fill us with Himself.

May He create in us a heart willing to be servants and thus,
to be more like Him.

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