5-29-14 On Being a Servant (a Sonnet)


Our Saviour soon would face the bitter cross

And finish all His Father wanted done;

Just as a servant low He came across

And washed the dirty feet of His loved ones.

The King of Kings had now become the least

To show how we should serve our fellow man;

In humble servitude our love’s increased

To lift the souls of others is God’s plan.

This simple task revealed a lesson great:

We must give all with no thought of reward.

With service unrequited is Christ’s state;

Our love for others shows we love the Lord.

When Jesus washed their feet He showed us all

Within humility we heed God’s call.


Jesus knew that the Father had given everything into His hands,

that He had come from God, and that He was going back to God.

So He got up from supper, laid aside His robe,

took a towel, and tied it around Himself.

Next, He poured water into a basin and began to wash His disciples’ feet

and to dry them with the towel tied around Him.

John 13:3-5 (HCS)


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