[Calvary Chapel] 2002-03-30 - Humility

"He got up from supper and took off His outer garments and wrapped a towel around himself..." John 13:4

During the past few weeks, I have been reading the books of John 13, 14 and 15. While I was reading, the Lord brought a song to my mind.

"The Basin and the Towel"

(Written by Michael Card 1994 Birdwing Music, a division of Sparrow)

The chorus is as follows:

"And the call is to community
the impoverished power that sets the soul free,
in humility to take the vow
that day after day we must take up.
The basin and towel,
in any ordinary place,
on any ordinary day,
the parable can live again,
when one will kneel and one will yield.
Our Savior Servant must show us how
through the will of the water
and the tenderness of the towel."

The song stuck in my mind. I have thought of different times in my own life when I have complained about doing things, or the times I did them but not in a spirit of humility. God is clear in his Word. He tells us:

1 Peter 5:6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.

During this Easter season, many churches will take the example of Jesus and follow it literally. It is our prayer that we, the church, would daily "take up our basin and towel" and in humility, serve our God and each other.

Jesus, help us to humble ourselves before you. Help us to be broken before you, our Holy God. Show us how to accept the things that come our way, with a spirit of humility -- and then, Jesus, show us how to truly be servants.

Psalm 122:6

In His Service,
Rick & Sandy

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