Sunday mornings are like game day for children’s ministry. Just like any good coach, gather your team of volunteers for a pre-game pep talk. Answer any questions about the curriculum and ask for prayer requests. Then read the following devotion to kick the morning off:
Imagine the most important, powerful, revered person standing in front of you. Now imagine that person, kneeling on the floor to grab a basin of water and a towel. Then he or she asks you to remove your shoes in order to wash your feet. You would likely respond the way the disciples did with Jesus. It would be awkward. It would feel “wrong”. Shouldn’t it be the other way around? Jesus, the most powerful person in every room he entered, set the most powerful example – by humbling himself to do the job of the lowest ranking servant. And so, as followers of Jesus, we are called to serve. We lend a hand to help someone else, not because we feel like it. Not because it’s convenient. And certainly not because it’s expected. We serve others because of what Jesus did for us. As you prepare for this week with your group, ask God to help you grasp just how far He was willing to go to reach you. Let’s serve others because of what Jesus did for us.