Read: John 13.1-17
Passover dinner. A room of 13. Jesus’ last free moments with His disciples.
One might think that Jesus would spend this time for many other things like witnessing or ministering. Instead, one of the first things that Jesus does in these moments is to wash the feet of His disciples. These men who wholeheartedly dedicated the last three years of their lives to literally follow Christ. These men who by all means should be washing the feet of Jesus. And yet, Jesus takes the time to SERVE them, even Judas who he knew would betray Him.
There are so many things that could be unpacked from this passage, but I'd like to keep it simple. Jesus did not shy away from serving others, He didn't even think He was above serving others. He gladly served, and He should be our example.
In a world that is run by a selfish this for that system, when was the last time you served someone with no expectation of a return or even without desiring a pat on the back? It's so simple. Just a task here or there. Reaching something for someone on a high shelf, taking a meal to a family, doing something sweet for a loved one just because.
There is a way to be be like Jesus… Simply Serve.
This week, I challenge you to do something, or better yet, several somethings, for others without any expectation.