“A Call To Be A Servant Of God?”

21 04 2011

Greetings I bring to you my dearly beloved friends in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ Our Redeemer! Dear friends, as I bring you to another article of mine for the day, let us  sincerely and genuinely ask ourselves “Are we ready and willing to be Servant’s of God?” As we are in the Holy Week let us take a look at what the word of God has to say to us, friends!

Dear friends, as we are in the Holy Week and Today is “Maundy Thursday” let us take a look at the life of a “True Servant!” Friends, many of us for the matter would not like to be called a “servant!” The job of a servant is to serve people. We as children of God, are ready to be servants to the world out there? You may be thinking twice about it my friends! Why should I be a servant and serve others where else I have a better position in the circular world! Friend’s whatever position we are holding today, God is asking us today if we are willing to be servants to the world out there to serve them!

Dear friends, before we go into the rest of the article let us see exactly what is Maundy Thursday all about? Maundy Thursday is a Christian feast that is celebrated on the Thursday before Easter.This day celebrates the final meal of Jesus Christ with his apostles in the “Upper Room” just before the Passion. It is celebrated after Holy Wednesday and before Good Friday. It is also known as Holy Thursday. The word “Maundy” derives from the Latin word “Mandatum” meaning “Commandment.”At the table of the “Last Supper”, Jesus gave the apostles a new commandment; “And I now give you a new commandment, love one another.As I loved you, so you must love one another.”( Gospel of St.John ) As we continue, it was also the night, when Jesus instituted the “Eucharist”, as he said that the disciples should break the bread in his memory. That is what my friends, we are doing till this day! The breaking of the “Holy Eucharist” on Sundays as we share that One Bread with all believers! The Last Supper was served in the Cenacle or Upper Room, believed to be the house owned by John Mark and his mother Mary. It was the same room where the apostles gathered after the death and resurrection of Jesus!

Dear friends, as we move on let us see what did Jesus did on Maundy Thursday? As it is written “It was just before the Passover Feast. Jesus knew that the time had come for Him to leave this world and go to the Father.Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love.” The evening meal that was the Last Supper meal that was being served. Jesus was there with his twelve apostles including Judas Iscariot, the one who is used by the devil to betray Jesus. As they were having their meal, Jesus got up from his meal and took off his outer clothing and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples feet and then drying them with the towel that was wrapped around his waist. Friends, Jesus the Son of God took the position as a servant. A servant is a person who is to serve others in humility! That is what Jesus Christ did and that is what made Him different than others! Jesus washed the feet of the disciples as an act of humility and service, thereby setting an example that we should love and serve one another in humility ( John 13:3-17 )

Dear friends, Today as disciples of Jesus Christ are we willing to take the position as a servant to serve the community and the people around us with humility. Are we ready to extend our service to the world out there regardless who the people are? Friends, wherever we are today, are we ready to do what our Lord Jesus Christ did? Jesus Christ taught His disciples to love one another as how he loved them. Today, the same Jesus is calling each and every one of us to have humility in serving others. That is what Jesus did! He came not to be served but to serve others through His Love! Friends, we who are called to be His disciples are we ready to serve others as our Lord Jesus did? Let us take this time in this Holy Week of Lent, to be “Servants of God” and not “Touch and Go” Christians! Have a Blessed Lent Season.

God Bless!

Jasmine.C

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