Come to serve
Matthew 20:28 – just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
I love how Jesus served on Earth. He was the Prince of peace, the Son of the King of Heaven, the great Messiah, the one that people had been waiting for. He was the ultimate level of royalty, yet He wasn’t served as royalty. He was the one who did the serving. He was the one with the servant heart.
Everywhere Jesus went, He shared the gospel. He healed everyone who crossed His path and needed healing. He performed miracle after miracle. As He went on His way, He displayed God’s good, sacrificial and unfailing love. He knew that He would be hung on a cross and left to die, yet He still served everyone He met, everywhere He went.
He wasn’t doing it for Himself, He was doing it for all of us. Not for His own good, but for ours.
In today’s society the word “servant” is usually negative. It is assumed as a lowly position – someone who is worthless.
But when you look at Jesus, He changes the definition of servant. He served with His heart, which was filled to the brim with love and compassion for people.
Today, as you do your daily tasks, think about how you serve. Are you serving people in your world? Are you doing something for your own good, or for theirs? Are you serving with your heart?
The smallest act for you can have the biggest impact on someone else.