Disciples serve

John 13:1-17

It goes without saying, in many times and in many ways, we love to be served. There are many instances each day when we are being served by another. In stores, restaurants, schools and many other places, we are served. These days, being served is simply a part of life; however, being served by others is not something we should always expect.

Disciples of Jesus Christ understand the example he provided on the night he was betrayed. Before reclining at the table, Jesus took upon himself the role of a servant and washed the feet of his disciples. Understanding this, we too are to disregard our status and come to the aid of our neighbor. Disciples understand that we serve the God whom we cannot see by serving the neighbor visible to us.

To humble ourselves in service our neighbor bears fruit for God’s kingdom. To show the love and compassion of our Lord is to help others see the goodness of God. In this, we glorify the name of the one who is worthy of all praise.

Prayer: Make me your servant, O Lord, that I would be a reflection of your love. Amen.

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