Leadership is serving others like Jesus – Day 4
Lord, you are our teacher and example. Thank you for opportunities to serve. Help me to be a better servant to others and in doing so that I may become a better servant to you. Amen.
Read: John 13:14 (NIV)
“Now that I, your Lord and teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another's feet.”
Reynosa, Mexico. Have you ever been there? It's just across the Rio Grande River from McAllen Texas. A quaint little town of around 600,000 people. My wife and I went there several years ago with a dozen youth from our church to help serve at a children’s orphanage. While we were there we were asked if we would consider doing a taco feed at one of the city dumps. What? At a city dump? We learned that there were hundreds of people and families living at the dump site. Of course, we said yes and jumped at the chance to help bring the love of Christ to these people by feeding them. It was one of the most eye-opening experiences of our lives, and one of the most humbling. We really sensed Jesus right there with us that day. Imagine, in a city dump of all places?
Just as Jesus was teaching his disciples that to be a leader, a person must be a humble servant willing to do the lowliest of tasks. We, too, must always be willing to serve humbly and love one another even when it means serving food at a city dump.
Father, continue to show us ways that we can be useful. Give us servants hearts and help us to carry out the mission of love. Amen.