One of the most powerful acts that Jesus ever did was a simple act of service. This act changed the state of reality in the disciple's lives and, in turn, impacted the rest of the world!
"Jesus knew that the Father had given him authority over everything and that he had come from God and would return to God. So he got up from the table, took off his robe, wrapped a towel around his waist, and poured water into a basin. Then he began to wash the disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel he had around him." (John 13:3-5)
Notice the contrast between Jesus knowing He had complete authority and command over everything and his act of servitude. The Bible calls Jesus the King over the creation and this King chooses to serve! What an impactful image we get and it was so impactful that some of the disciples almost couldn't handle it (John 13:5-10)! Why this is a contrast isn't because it is outside of Jesus' nature but something that was unheard of in the culture the disciples were used to. Kings did not serve.
This action on its own, I am sure, would have impacted the lives of the disciples but Jesus also gives them a command: "Do as I have done to you. " (John 13:15). The disciples left that experience different--marked by the simple yet profound act from Jesus. Combined with the experience of seeing Jesus die, resurrect, and ascend helped set the tone for this movement Jesus started in these men.
A Simple Thing Can Really Make Such A Difference
Maybe you are asking the question "What can I really do?" Let me encourage you that it is in the simplest things and small acts of kindness that the hand of God and the Spirit of Jesus is found! Ask God where He can use you... where you already are. Let Him lead you to the situations and circumstances that the love of Jesus can be shown in the big and the small. Maybe your small act of kindness could be the world change in someone's life.
Where To Start?
Maybe you are wondering where you can start. What opportunities can I get on board with to make an impact in someone's life? What if you had the opportunity to impact someone's life and it cost you nothing (other than a little bit of your time)?
If you are looking for a great opportunity to serve others and be a part of something that will see a huge impact in the lives of people, consider joining our Fall Kick-Off team. This is a great one time opportunity to serve people in a simple way while also having a huge impact.
Check out some of the different teams that are available and sign up today.