Who do people think is the greatest, a person who is served or one who serves? Isn’t it the one who is served? But I have been with you as a servant.
(Luke 22:27 CEV)
“As you seek to serve others, as you have me, may our Father bless your servant’s heart,” read the note from a colleague. Servant. This word carries a negative connotation for many people. However, Jesus, the Son of God, referred to Himself as a servant and performed the task of a servant. During the last supper, when none of the disciples volunteered to wash feet, a menial task performed by a servant, Jesus got up and began to wash their feet, setting an example for them to follow (John 13:5, 12-17). Many of the disciples eventually came to identify themselves as servants–Paul (Romans 1:1), James (James 1:1) and Peter (2 Peter 1:1). Be willing to perform menial services for others.
Don’t wait to be served. Start serving.