Key to Greatness

August 13, 2007

“He poured water into a basin and began to wash His disciples’ feet.” – John 13:5

When you think of someone who is truly great, who do you think of?

In the field of music, you might think of Bach or Beethoven. Maybe you think of President Washington or Lincoln. Talents, accomplishment, power, fame, or wealth usually determine greatness in this world. But Jesus tells us the true measurement of greatness in the kingdom of God is the kind of servant you are. He healed the sick. He reached out to the hurting. He even washed His own disciples’ feet. In the end, His greatest service was to give His life as a ransom for many.nnThe late Al Burruss said, “When you’re alive, your wealth is measured by the number who serve you. But when you die, your wealth is measured by the number that you’ve served.” Jesus is the greatest example of that truth. He served us all.

Do you want to be great? Jesus set the ultimate example by serving us to the point of ultimate personal sacrifice. Why don’t you seek to be great by being a servant to your fellow man?