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The sermon today was truly constructed by the church. The painting was, of course, the most obvious feature of the sermon. It was located center stage and expertly painted through the duration of the lesson. While the paint was applied to the canvas stories were being told. One after a another the stories came. We heard different voices telling the same story of helplessness, service, and then hope. The stories were all the same yet they were all different. Different people; different types of suffering; different servants. Yet they were all the same. The overall story that bound them all together was that of Jesus washing the disciple’s feet. My job was simply to point to Jesus. He’s the one who has truly brought everything together.
As I reflect on the sermon, I keep thinking about the servants we heard about. Largely nameless, shrouded in obscurity, yet serving in ways that deeply impacted the lives of those being served. The servants were us! Those were our stories. But if we talk to Elaine or Bob or Nick or Jana or Boyce or Toni or any of the others who’s acts of service were told; they might say, “I was just doing something that needed to be done.” Servants just serve.
The lesson I walked away with this morning is this: Don’t TRY to have an impact on others; just serve those in need. God is the one who changes lives. Our job is to wash feet.