Servant of All

October 2 | John 13:3-5

“Because He knew the Father had given everything into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going back to God, He arose from the supper and removed His outer clothing, and taking a towel He tied it around his waist, then He poured water in the basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and wipe them with the towel tied around His waist.” (John 13:3–5)

It’s so hard to find good help these days. No one wants to serve. We like the benefits of being served but we rarely find people whose heart is to serve others. Why do we look down on those who serve? After all, that’s not what Jesus teaches us.

Jesus washed the feet of His disciples Thursday night before He was arrested, before He went through trials, before He was whipped and beaten, before He was crucified and died. He washed the feet of His betrayer. He washed the feet of an indignant Peter who denied Him three times.

He washed the feet used by every disciple to run away from Him in Gethsemane when soldiers came for Him. He served the undeserving. And when Jesus went to the Cross, He served you.

He did it because He loves you. He did it to show you what He expects of His disciples. It was a teachable moment. This all-powerful King of the universe uses His power to serve others. And He wants you to do the same.

Action Step: Jesus wanted to serve you. He wants you to become the greatest servant in His Kingdom. Find a way to serve at least one person today.

Jesus, I’m not great at serving others. Make me a great servant for You. Show me how to serve others. I want to be like You. Give me a heart for others around me, those who are hurting and those who need someone to serve them.

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