This morning I couldn’t sleep, so at 4:20 I decided to get up and get in the word. I am currently reading through the book of John and this morning reading John 13 something unique stood out to me for the first time. I have read the story about Jesus washing his disciples feet many times through out my walk with God. For some reason I have never realize that Judas was there when Jesus washed his disciples feet. Washing the feet of people during that time was reserve to non-jewish slaves. It was especially not meant for the Savior of the world. Jesus not only served the committed disciples, but he showed loved and served someone who would betray him. It blows my mind how Jesus could do this. I struggle at times serving my wife, kids, and close friends, let alone those who have betrayed or hurt me in the past.
I started asking how could Jesus serve and love someone who would betray him. I believe the answer if found in the next chapter in John 14:6 ““I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”. Jesus was able to serve Judas because he was secure and confident in his calling. I have realized that people whom I have been around that are great servant leaders are the ones who are secure in who God has called them to be. When your secure you don’t look to things to validate your calling, you look to God for validation. This allows you to do things that others would see as beneath them because you aren’t looking for things to validate who you are. I really struggle at times looking to other things like ministry and business growth, accolades, and many other things to affirm me as a Christ follower, husband, and leader. The truth is that to be a great servant leader like Jesus we must be secure in who God has made us to be.
I would love to hear your thoughts