"So if I, the Master and Teacher, washed your feet, you must now wash each other's feet. I've laid down a pattern for you. What I've done, you do. I'm only pointing out the obvious. A servant is not ranked above his master, an employee doesn't give orders to the employer. If you understand what I'm telling you, act like it - and live a blessed life."
--John 13:13-17 (from The Message)
"Jesus took a towel and a basin and redefined greatness."
--Richard Foster, "Celebration of Discipline"
When we think of "doing service" sometimes we get caught in the thinking that our service has to be a large gesture. Something that everyone can see we're doing. Something that takes huge sacrifice - so we're aware that we're doing it.
But Jesus simply grabbed a towel and basin and knelt on the floor to wash his disciples feet after a long, dusty day of walking... A simple, small gesture. A wonderful example.
"True service finds it almost impossible to distinguish the small from the large service. Where a difference is noted, the true servant is often drawn to the small service, not out of false modesty, but because he genuinely sees it as the more important task. He indiscriminately welcomes all opportunities to serve."
Keep your eyes and ears open today! Maybe you'll find some simple, small ways to share the love of God... and be blessed yourself in the action of doing it.
Nebraska and After
3 days ago