Jesus wasn’t recognized by his speech, his knowledge, or his wisdom. His primary identifiable mark was the way that he served.

Luke 24:30-31
“When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And he vanished from their sight.”
What an experience that must have been for the two disciples, to have the risen savior appear to them and spend the day explaining the prophecies in scripture. And yet…they had no idea who they were talking to! They didn’t recognize him by his speech, by his knowledge, or by his wisdom. No- it wasn’t until the moment that he broke bread and served them, that they knew him.
Christ came not to be served, but to serve. Service was such a vital part of who he was, that it became his primary identifying mark. What an example for me to follow! There are many things that people are known by…but as a disciple and follower of Christ, the way that I serve must be so integral to who I am, that it becomes the thing I am known by. This week, I need to work on my ‘serve’. I must love others the way Christ does, and allow the blessings and provision of the Father to flow through me to others the way that Christ does.
God, thank you for loving me and for robing yourself in flesh to serve me! I pray that you would cultivate that same heart in me, that I would be known as your child by the way that I serve. Not by my bumper sticker, or my Spotify playlist, or even my knowledge of scripture…but by the way that I serve.

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