During the American Revolution a man in civilian clothes rode past a group of soldiers repairing a small defensive barrier. The leader was barking orders, but not helping at all. The writer asked why he was just yelling at his soldiers and not helping, and the officer replied that he is a corporal, indicating that he is above this kind of labor. The stranger got off of his horse and proceeded to help the exhausted soldiers. When the job was completed, he turned to the corporal and said, “Next time you have a job like this and not enough men to do it, go to your commander-in-chief, and I will come and help you again." This was George Washington who came to the aid of the exhausted soldiers.
What a leader and what an example!
Jesus taught this to His followers. He taught that in Kingdom work, the currency is different. The ones in charge are to be the servants and in this they are showing the pattern of Christ-like leadership. When Jesus chose to wash the feet of the disciples when He could have easily told them that He is the King of the World and therefore they should wash HIS feet, He was setting a precedent that taught us what to do. Pastor Don spoke of this this past week. How can you serve others in your life in the coming days? - Meghan