Imagine the shock felt by Jesus’ apostles as Jesus began to wash their feet. They knew him as the Christ, as the worker of miracles, and now, was he to be their servant? But then, God’s Son was doing what had always been done. In many ways, God has always been serving us. It took a long time for me to see this, and yet, it should have been so obvious.
When I think about my life, I see accomplishments that were never simply mine. They were primarily the results of God working within me. Many of the intuitions that guided my life were really gifts that came from the Holy Spirit. Without the Holy Spirit’s guidance, my life would have lost much of its meaning. And if God were to stop remembering any of us for even a second, we would cease to exist! These are examples of how God lovingly serves us. Can you see how God has done this in your life?
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