What Jesus Did! 'Jesus Served Them' — John 21:12-14

Thursday, December 27, 2018

"Now come and have some breakfast!" Jesus said. None of the disciples dared to ask him, "Who are you?" They knew it was the Lord. Then Jesus served them the bread and the fish. This was the third time Jesus had appeared to his disciples since he had been raised from the dead.
— John 21:12-14 NLT
Illustration of John 21:12-14 NLT — "Now come and have some breakfast!"   ——   "Who are you?"

Key Thought

Here is the resurrected Lord, the King of Glory, and he is preparing breakfast for his disciples. How fitting! Jesus didn't come to be served, but to serve. His leadership was courageous and bold but always filled with compassion and practical service. He is our hero, and in his moment of glory, Jesus is the servant to those who failed him. Bosses may get a lot out of workers, but servant-leaders put a lot into workers so that the work gets done and the workers are blessed. No one has to question their leadership, because those who follow servant-leaders are sure of it!

Today's Prayer

Father, since your Son and my Lord could serve those who disappointed him, then so can I. Since Jesus can serve when he is powerful and glorious, then so should I. So, dear Father, use me as a servant and convict me when I am not. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Mark 10:41-45
  • Luke 22:24-27
  • John 13:1-5

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

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