This past Sunday, Pastor Matt pointed out that at the “Last Supper”, Jesus knew that he was only hours from death. He knew he was going to die. Yet what did he choose to do? He chose to serve.
The evening meal was being served, and the devil had already prompted Judas Iscariot, son of Simon, to betray Jesus. Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him. John 13:2-5
To paraphrase Pastor Matt, he didn’t throw a party or do something reckless like “find a ‘suped up’ donkey and see how fast he could get it to go.” He chose to set an example for his disciples and others by living a consistent life self-sacrifice and service to others.
What a powerful life lesson. Hopefully, none of us have just a few hours to live, but many, many years. But we still have a choice. How are we going to live? For ourselves? For others? For God? As a servant?
If you haven’t yet learned the life lesson that “It’s not about you”, I hope you’ll learn it today. As Jesus is credited with saying, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). Give your life away today. Give it to God. Don’t take it back. You’ll never regret living for Him.
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