So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you? Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.
If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them. John 13:12-17
I’m still thinking about this passage and asking God to help me be a servant while I’m at my parents’ house. I’ve made right choices personally, and I’ve asked my children more than once to be a servant and help their grandparents. Sadly, I don’t always serve others, and I have had to ask God’s forgiveness, too. It’s much easier to let my parents serve me, because they are giving people who give without expecting anything in return. I’m praying that God will help me do right. I’d like to point out to my children how their Daddy is obeying God by serving grandma and grandpa. Today he helped my dad set up some shelving in the garage, and tomorrow he’s planning on installing a new dishwasher.
Now, the really convicting thought is when I remember that there should not really be a difference in my attitude toward serving others here, and serving at home.
How is God’s Word changing you this week?