What Jesus Did! 'I Am the Lord's Servant' — Luke 1:38

Thursday, January 15, 2015

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Mary said, "I am the servant girl of the Lord (God). Let this thing you have said happen to me!" Then the angel went away.
— Luke 1:38 NLT
Illustration of Luke 1:38 NLT — Mary said, "I am the servant girl of the Lord (God). Let this thing you have said happen to me!" Then the angel went away.

Key Thought

The greatest in the Kingdom of God is a servant. So we should not be surprised when God's Son and our Savior explained his role as a servant, should we? Jesus conviction about the greatest being a servant wasn't theory: his mother was a great example of this truth when she offered herself to God by saying, "I am the Lord's servant." Have you said it? Have you offered yourself as a servant to God Almighty? Mary did! Her son, who was also God's Son, did!

Today's Prayer

O LORD God, Creator of the universe and the Father who created me in the womb of my mother, I offer myself to you as your servant. I am not sure if you will fill my earthly life with wonder like Mary's or if it will be filled with sorrow, also like Mary's. But I do, dear LORD, want to serve you in this world, knowing that I will sit at your side as your dear child in the world to come. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 2 Corinthians 4:5-7
  • Matthew 18:1-5
  • Mark 10:42-45

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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.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.