Student Ministry Director's Report
Hello Church Family,
Even with an extra day, February flew by. It's hard to believe March is already here, but also super exciting too because we get to celebrate Easter this month! This month marks a season for us to praise God with abundant gratitude for the sacrifice that Jesus made for us on the cross and the salvation He purchased for us by His life, death, burial, and resurrection.
As we begin to look towards Easter, I am reminded of the example Jesus set for us in John 13 when He washed the disciples' feet. Jesus, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, humbled Himself to the position of the most lowly of servants and washed the feet of His disciples. Jesus was a rabbi. He was the disciples' leader and teacher. It was unheard of for someone like Jesus to serve His followers in the way Jesus was serving. Even still, He served in this way to teach a lesson. A lesson on humility and servant leadership.
Jesus follows up the act with an explanation. He uses this moment to remind them something that I can imagine resonating with the disciples for the rest of their lives. Jesus was about to send them out with the Great Commission as messengers of Jesus. He tells them a servant is no greater than his master and a messenger greater than the one who sent the message. Jesus is the Master, and Jesus is both the message and the one who sent it. If washing feet was not below Jesus and no one is above Jesus, how could any of His followers say any serving for the sake of Jesus is beneath them.
Boy is this a reminder that Christians need often. Its so easy to stop short. Not taking the step to share the Gospel when the situation comes. Not taking the time to help people in need because we're busy. Not participating in church because we're tired. Here's the thing; knowing about it is good, but the blessing only comes if were obedient. In John 13:17, Jesus says "If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them."
Church, this Easter season, let us look for those opportunities to serve others like Jesus did, so that through how we serve, others can see Christ in us. Let us continue to work to point people to a life of surrender and service to our God, because He alone is worthy of our love and obediently. Let us be more like Jesus.