He Who Receives Whomever I Send…
If we are not greater than the One who sent us, why do we not act as if we are less than the One who sent us? We act as though we are something special, something above…we are not. We are merely humble servants and should act like it. When was the last time there was a foot washing ceremony where one humbled himself before the others for the express purpose of washing their feet?
As we do this we are, in fact, following the teachings of Jesus Christ. We are humbling ourselves before others, we are serving others and we are transforming our mind to be captive by Christ. We are to serve others no matter the organization, it is about the people being served not the organization seeking help.
Truly, truly, I say to you, he who receives whomever I send receives Me; and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.” ~ John 13:20 NASB95
Why would we not do these things?
Father God the Most High, strengthen me that I may be Your servant. Strengthen me that I may serve Your children as though I am serving You. Transform my mind that I prove Your will is good, perfect and acceptable. Soften my heart that I receive Your Power, for the weakness in my soul is crying out, longing for Your voice, for Your warmth. Steel my muscles that they may walk Your path that You have Lighted for Your children. Let these words reach the highest point of heaven that You, Jesus Christ, will hear my cry, will fortify the Whole Armor that You place around my life.
We serve others because we wish to serve God. God is found in His children, which are our neighbors. We are to love God with all our strength, all our heart, all our soul and all our mind and we are to love His children as He loves us. That’s the part that evades us…”as He loves us”. How does Jesus Christ love us?
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” ~ John 13:34-35 NASB95
Our lives are but a fleeting moment of time. How do we spend that time, who gets the majority of our time, what is our focus? That is who, or what, we serve. Are we focused, serving, our God or something else? Pray without ceasing keeps our mind in a state of transformation, our heart in a place of forgiveness and our soul in a place of love.
Either the Scripture is the divine Word of God teaching us how to live and how to be a reflection of God, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.