A Servant King is Born
Dear Customers and Friends:
Today, many centuries ago in the small town of Bethlehem, a King was born. But not just any king. He was Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
His birth in a makeshift crib, set up inside a stable shared by lowly farm animals, sent a message to the world. This king would be like no other. For He was born not to be served but to serve, eventually offering the ultimate sacrifice of His life for all of us whom He loved so much.
This day, the holiest of all days, I wish you a Merry Christmas!
Blessed to be a Blessing,
President, Syfan Logistics
“The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.”
The Heart of a Servant
‘Our Daily Bread’
From time to time, King James V of Scotland (1512-1542) would set aside his royal robes to dress in the clothes of a commoner. Why would he do such a thing? So he could wander freely among the people. This was an intentional act of humility as the king stepped into a world very different from the one his status merited.
But Jesus did much more. Although He was the very essence of God, Jesus came into this world and took on the very essence of a servant. Paul wrote that Christ “made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.” (Philippians 2:7).
As He ate the Passover meal with His disciples the night before His trial and crucifixion, Jesus vividly demonstrated this for us. His disciple John tells us in John 13:4-5 that Jesus got up from the meal and washed the dirty feet of His disciples.
This humble act validates Christ’s own assessment of His mission in Mark 10:45 (see below). Jesus showed us the heart of the King who serves.