March Week 2
Hi Friends! Today’s posting is week 2 for March’s story of “The Servant King” found on pages 286-293 in The Jesus Storybook Bible. The Biblical references are located in Mark 14 and John 13-14.
Children: As usual, I will begin by requesting that you read the story out loud to an adult or out loud by yourself.
By now you probably understand why feet, back in Jesus’s time, would be really stinky. You also know that a servant usually would have to do the yucky task of washing them. When Jesus washed his helpers’ feet, he was a servant showing His great love for them. He tells his helpers to “do this for each other.”
Being a servant is to be a helper. Draw or make a list of ways that you can show your love to others by being helpful to them, as Jesus was.
Adults: Sometimes it can be hard to let others serve us. When Peter found out what Jesus was going to do for them, immediately he said, “You shall never wash my feet.” (John 13:8) In that same verse, Jesus responded by saying, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.” Peter was not responding out of humility, but out of pride instead. He didn’t think that he could possibly receive what Jesus was about to do. If he had not allowed Jesus to serve him like this, he might have missed out on one of the most important things that Jesus was trying to teach him. We must not assume that we are not good enough to be served by others. If we are too prideful to accept what others want to do for us, we might completely miss what Jesus has done for us as well. We must be humble enough to allow others to minister to us.
~This week’s prayer: Heavenly Father, In prayer I ask that you help me to love others as much as you love me.
Next week we will talk about the last supper that Jesus had with his helpers. Until then,