"For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."
"WE ARE CALLED TO SERVE!"
But let us clarify this statement;
"WE ARE CALLED TO SERVE JESUS!"
"BUT IN SERVING JESUS, WE WILL NATURALLY SERVE OTHERS!"
Jesus knows what is in our heart.
He knows that we all have a tendency to seek out what is beneficial for ourselves.
He also knows that sometimes in doing so, we tend to forget or even ignore the well-being of others.
But it is in these very moments that Jesus reminds us:
"SERVICE IS AN ACT OF SUBMISSION TO OUR HIGHER CALLING!"
Jesus came to serve as an act of surrender.
His Heavenly Father gave Him a mission to accomplish here on earth.
He willingly served those around Him because He knew His ultimate service was to His Father.
His service exemplified His submission to His Father's ultimate plan.
He was not concerned with "GETTING TO THE TOP!"
Instead, He was burdened with "HELPING OTHERS GET THERE ALSO!"
"HE KNEW WHERE HE WAS GOING & HE WANTED TO TAKE AS MANY WITH HIM AS HE COULD!"
In reflecting Jesus' example of servanthood;
"SURRENDER IS THE KEY!"
"SUBMISSION TO GOD'S ULTIMATE PLAN IS GROUNDS FOR SERVICE!"
"HELPING OTHERS GET THERE IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS REACHING THE TOP!"
"TODAY, LET US LEARN FROM JESUS & SERVE AS HE WOULD!"