thought snippet twenty-two {service}

service

John 13, verses 4 and 5 say:

“So he got up from the table, took off his robe, wrapped a towel around his waist, and poured water into a basin. Then he began to wash the disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel he had around him.”

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ did a very humble service of washing the disciples’ feet and every moment I remember this incident, the tug in my heart pierces my proud being. This happens because there are times when I grumble about doing things for others which are less lowly than what Jesus did in service for HIS followers.

We should “get up from the table” is leaving our comfort zone and going to the place where we can serve. We “take off our robe” is giving up our privileges and being humble in spirit. We “wrap a towel around our waist” is imbibing our hearts in service. And we “pour out water in the basin” is sharing what the Good News of God’s truth is all about to those we serve.

These are further manifested in our life when we help even if it is not convenient, when we give even if it hurts, when we forgive even if we are betrayed, when we serve even in anonymity and when we show kindness even if we are rejected.

Jesus modeled an amazing deed that revealed true love in action that we should emulate with our hearts humbly and selflessly; thus, giving glory to our Father alone.

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