Wednesday, July 25, 2012

New Principle of Power

Anyone who wants to be great among you must be your servant, and anyone who wants to be first among you must be your slave, just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Jesus is addressing His disciples who are disgruntled with James and John for trying to claim special privilege in God's Kingdom.  He explains the new principle of power He brings:  The great are servants, the first are slaves.

Parenthood meets Jesus' definition of greatness I think.  Our thirteen year old has us running her all over town for her sport and cultural activities.  We feed her, clothe her, give her time and attention over our own needs.  What a great lesson of Jesus' principal of power.

Lord Jesus, You are the Servant King.  Help me be a witness to Your greatness in my family and work place today.
Little Flower, please pray for me.

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