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He Came to Serve

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)

Here, we could focus on the fact that Jesus paid our ransom (in Greek the word was Lutron which meant buying the freedom of a slave or a prisoner) but instead I’d like to focus on the fact that he came to serve. Jesus was Creator of the universe, part of the God-head, yet he came to serve. Here is the man, who by all rights could have us bow before him, instead bending a knee to show us true love and sacrifice.  Amazingly, he is still loving us with this very personal, infinite love.  Where do we get the idea that we should be served or that we should place ourselves above each other?  It wasn’t from the example given by Jesus.  Imagine the world if we all followed his example……

–Elaine Kapetanakis

Written by Diane Levy

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