Jesus was a servant. Jesus demonstrated his servant heart on many occasions. Jesus told the disciples in the upper room, “Now that I, your Lord and teacher, have washed your feet, you should wash one another’s feet.” We are to follow his example and serve. Someone once told me, “Jesus did not save you to be a sensation. He saved you to serve.”
During the revolutionary war, some men in the army were working very hard to rebuilt a defensive structure. A man on a horse was shouting orders, demonstrating no willingness help. Another gentleman rode up on his horse, observed the situation, and asked the man on the horse why he was not helping the other men. “Because I, sir, am a corporal. I am in charge.” At that, the gentleman got off his horse and assisted the others in the project. When it was completed the man got back on his horse and said to the corporal, “The next time you have a task and not enough help, call your commander-in-chief and he will come and help.” George Washington rode away.
Dave Thomas, the founder of Wendy’s, said he attributed his success to his M.B.A. However, Dave Thomas did not finish high school. His M.B.A. was his mop and bucket attitude. In short, he knew how to serve.
Over and over again in the scripture Jesus is found in the role of servant. We should consistently follow his example.