Recently, I had the honor of serving as the Maid of Honor at my best friend’s wedding. Part of doing so was helping her get dressed… and I was the one who helped her get her sandals on! Anyone who knows me knows this was, at best, very uncomfortable for me. 🤦🏼♀️Placing shoes on anybody’s feet is not something I would generally EVER volunteer for… and if I did, I definitely wouldn’t be enthusiastic about it. It is way out of my comfort zone. But even so, I smiled and offered to help this special girl, my best friend, put on her wedding shoes on the most precious day of her life thus far. And I’m so incredibly glad I did. I love this picture because I am so very grateful and thankful to have served my best friend – someone who I value, love, cherish, and adore – in this way on her wedding day. I am humbled to have been able to attend to her while she made a covenant between herself, her husband, and the Lord. Ephesians 6:7 says, “serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people.”
Do you know who the greatest servant of all time was? Do you know who He IS? He humbled himself as a servant, though He is the most powerful individual who has ever walked the face of the Earth. He washed His disciples’ feet (which was one of the lowliest jobs you could do at that time), He fed thousands, healed the crippled, sick, and broken-hearted. He spent time with those nobody dared to spend time with. He raised the dead. He even served His people to the point of a torturous death on a cross. He served out of love and He is still serving today. He serves His children with all of the love in His heart. He serves His children because He values, loves, cherishes, and adores them. His name is Jesus.
Jesus was a leader, but He was also a servant. I shouldn’t use the word ‘was’ because that is who He is, even today. He is the perfect example of servant leadership.
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” – Mark 10:45 (NIV)
Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.” – Philippians 2:6-7 (NIV) “
Written by Erin C: Erin served for four years as a Marketing Assistant and Staff Writer. She loves encouraging women through her Victory Calls and finds such joy in praying for her sisters in Christ. Her favorite activities include reading her Bible, encouraging others with scripture, spending time with her precious nieces, shopping, and eating at the Cheesecake Factory… In that order!