As One Who Serves

“Who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves.” (Luke 22:27, NIV 1984).

My Musings – I suspect that we do not fully appreciate what this text is saying. Perhaps it is impossible to do so. “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form.” (Colossians 2:9, NIV 1984). Jesus should have had a seat at the head of the table, surrounded by all kinds of dignitaries and heavenly beings. Yet He chose to serve them rather than be served. Them, being fishermen, tax collectors, and other such common-folk and low-life. In fact, He even stooped to wash the dust from their feet.

My Advice – That’s how He chose to be “among [us].” We would do well to “learn from [Him], for [He is] gentle and humble in heart.” (Matthew 11:29, NIV 1984).

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