A God Who Serves

Key Passage(s): John 13:1-17; Mark 10:41-45; Philippians 2:3-8

On the night before his crucifixion, Jesus washed his disciples’ feet. If you scan the annals of ancient customs, you’ll be hard pressed to find an action any lower than this. Loosing someone’s sandals and then personally washing their feet was the most servile of tasks, reserved for the lowest of society. And even though Judaism stressed a life of humility, it upheld strict societal roles, in which under no circumstances would someone of Jesus’s status ever do something this appalling. And yet he did it to demonstrate that he did to come to be served, but to serve. And he calls his followers to do the same. In order to do so, we must shift our focus from ourselves and make other people bigger.