Having a Servant’s Heart

Posted on: 7-15-112016

“If serving is below you, leadership is beyond you.” Anonymous

One of my favorite stories in the Bible is the story of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet.  Every time I read it or even think about it, I am just blown away that the King of all kings humbled Himself to wash the feet of the disciples.  Washing feet was reserved for the lowest ranking servant, yet Jesus willingly performed this task.  He did not consider Himself to be too good to serve others, no matter what the serving may entail.  Let that sink in for a minute…God’s beloved Son, who without a doubt ranks higher than anyone ever to be born, made Himself to be a servant to others.  He should’ve been the One having His feet washed, yet we find Him kneeling on the ground, tenderly washing the dirt and grime off of the feet of His disciples.  What an amazing example to us of what a servant should be! My husband has the quote above as part of his signature line on all of the emails he sends out. I think these nine words speak volumes to us.  Jesus, through His service to others, became the greatest leader this world will ever know.  You and I, as Christians, have been called to live a life that points others to Christ.  If our life isn’t a life of service, we probably are not doing much in the way of leading others to Christ.  Be honest with yourself…are you living a life of service?  Do you humble yourself to put others first?  If the answer to these questions is “No”, it may be time to kneel down and start washing the dirt and grime off of the feet of others.

“After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.” John 13:5



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