Jesus put others first.
We live in a “me-centered” world, where people act as if the world revolves around them. It can be hard to figure out how to be humble throughout the different circumstances we face. Thankfully, we don’t have to figure this out on our own. When Jesus was on earth, He gave us the ultimate example of humility. Jesus is God, and He put that aside for us. Through His life and death, Jesus also showed us how to serve others and put them first.
We start off the month with Palm Sunday in John 12:9- 16 and the Last Supper in John 13:1-17. For Jesus’ triumphal entry, He didn’t ride a mighty warhorse, but rather he chose a humble donkey. The crowds in Jerusalem were ready to make Jesus king. But instead of shopping for a crown, Jesus hosted a meal for His disciples. When they arrived, they might have expected a servant to wash their dirty feet, but instead Jesus did the unexpected. He knelt, and one by one, washed His disciples’ feet. Jesus set an example of humility for all of us to follow. Bottom Line: Jesus put others first. As we look at some of Jesus’ last interactions with His closest followers, we pray that kids will understand the importance of putting others first. This isn’t always our first response, but when we choose to show humility and put others first, we get to point others to Jesus.