In Others We Serve Christ.
In John 13:15, Jesus sets an example for us to follow. After washing His disciples’ feet — an act of love, humility, and service — He encourages us to follow His lead and serve one another.
“I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you,” Jesus says.
Jesus, the Son of God, the Highest King, Lord of Lords, never placed himself in a position above others. He led by serving, and He loved by serving. He washed his feet. He fed thousands. He walked to visit and heal the sick and dead. He stopped to touch and heal a sick woman. He spent time with those no one else cared to spend time with. Jesus lived a life of humility.
Jesus showed us that serving others and humility go hand in hand.
Serving others is more than keeping up with your to-do list. To be a servant means we genuinely need to care about people. It’s keeping our eyes, hearts, and schedules open for divine appointments. Jesus was not stressed by time, what others thought of Him, or a list of tasks to accomplish each day. Jesus was led by the Spirit of God and followed His promptings to serve, love, and help others. No task was ever beneath Jesus, and no person was ever unworthy. Serving others and genuine love go hand in hand.