The King Who Became A Servant
Good morning family, in today’s devotion, let’s talk about today’s thought, “The King Who Became A Servant”.
Today’s thoughts come from Matthew 20:27-28 which says, 27 And whoever desires to be first among you must be your servant 28 Just as the Son of Man came not to be waited on but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many [the price paid to set them free.
As we celebrate this Christmas season and thoughts of gift giving, spending quality time with family and loved ones, and the excitement of this time fills us with gratitude and hope, we must remember to have a servant’s heart as we follow the Master’s example of love.
Indeed, it was love that drove the Sovereign Creator and King to become a servant.
In my earlier life, I worked in the hotel industry for a few years, and as we share today about a servant’s heart, here are three simple but powerful things I learned about servants and service.
- Guests come through the front door, but servers go through the servant’s entrance. Jesus could have been born as a prince in a palace; He could have come through the front door of any kingdom He chose, but yet, He chose to be born in a stable filled with animals, he came through the servant’s entrance. No one recognized the King of Glory when he came because he didn’t come in a kingly robe with a golden crown, he came wrapped in strips of cloth torn from some old garment. Greatness is often missed and misunderstood because it never looks like a king, but often looks like a servant.
- Guests leave with a feeling of satisfaction because they had a good time and now move on to finding another good time somewhere else; But servants leave with a sense of significance knowing that what they have given, matters. Significance will always outlast satisfaction, this is why Jesus said it is more blessed to give than to receive.
- Guests act important; But servants are important. Importance in the real context of our human existence, is not tied to social, professional, or economic status. Importance is linked to who we have chosen to be, based on what we have to contribute to others around us. i.e. A mother’s importance is found more in how she has nurtured, trained, and prepared her children for their life’s journey, more than it is found in how many kids she can give birth to.
The Sovereign Creator and King chose to become a servant, so that He could bring to us more than we could ever have imagined or thought to ask for. Only the King Himself, could serve heaven’s best to mankind. May we too keep the heart of a servant of our King, Jesus Christ.
Pray with me: Father, I thank you today that You through Jesus Christ, chose to become a servant, so that I can experience the best that your kingdom has to offer. Give me the grace, the heart, and the attitude of a kingdom servant as I follow the King’s example. Amen.
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