“I’m nobody’s servant!” I cried out. That morning the demands of my family seemed too much as I frantically helped to find my husband’s blue tie, while feeding the crying baby and recovering the lost toy from under the bed for our 2-year-old.
Later on that day, as I was reading the Bible, I came across this verse: “For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves” (Luke 22:27).
Jesus didn’t have to wash His disciples’ feet, yet He did (John 13:5). There were servants who did the job, but Jesus chose to serve them. Today’s society insists that we should aim to “be somebody.” We want the best-paying job, the highest position in the company, the top leadership in church. Yet, whatever position we are in, we can learn from our Savior to serve.
We hold different roles as parents, children, friends, workers, leaders, or students. The question is this: Do we carry out those roles with an attitude of service? Even though my everyday routine is sometimes tiring, I’m thankful the Master will help me because I do want to follow His steps and willingly serve others.
May God help us to do this each day. – Keila Ochoa
Dear Lord, I know that You did not come to be served, but to serve. Sometimes I fail to think of others, but I want to be like you. Please give me a heart like Yours.
We need a servant’s attitude to be like Jesus.
- May 3, Vol. 23, Our Daily Bread