Serve With A Heart Like Jesus


“Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, ‘If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all.’” - Mark 9:35

I have a lot of keys on my key ring. They come in all different shapes and sizes. To look at my key ring, you would not know which one was most important. It really depends on the need...if I want to get into my house, then my house key would be the most important key. If I wanted to drive my car, then my car key would be the most important. I have a couple of tiny keys. Surely they couldn't be very important...unless, of course, I needed to get into my locked suitcase. Then it would be very important!

But how about people? Do people argue among themselves about which of them is the greatest? They really do...and, know that even Jesus' disciples had such an argument.

One day the disciples were walking along the road with Jesus and they began arguing among themselves. Jesus overheard them, and when they got to the place where they were going, he asked, "What were you arguing about on the road?" The disciples suddenly got very quiet. They were embarrassed because they had been arguing about which of them was the greatest.

Jesus sat down and called his disciples to him. "If anyone wants to be first," he said, "he must be the very last, and be the servant of everyone else." This was not what the disciples wanted to hear. They were hoping to hear Jesus say that they were going to have a position of great importance in his kingdom. Instead, Jesus called a little child over to him and took him in his arms. "Anyone who welcomes one of these little children also welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me, also welcomes the One who sent me."

Have you welcomed the greatest person who ever lived into your life? I think we can all agree that Jesus Christ was the greatest person who ever lived. Why? Because, although he was God, He gave up all of His divinity and became a servant.

There are a lot of keys on my key ring. One key you won't find on my key ring is the key to greatness. The key to greatness is to have a servant's heart. A heart like Jesus.

Heavenly Father, give us a servant's heart...a heart like Jesus. Amen.
Sep 20 2018