He Made Himself Nothing

“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked. My Rabbi,” the blind man said, “I want to see!”  And Jesus said to him, “Go, for your faith has healed you.” Instantly the man could see, and he followed Jesus down the road.” - Mark 10:51-52

You don’t have to look far to recognize Jesus as the gold standard for caring for people. He gave His life for the sins of mankind even though He was sinless Himself. He took on all the punishment that we deserve and dealt a final blow to the power of death. 

But, He wasn’t just a man strictly on a mission to die. He walked in our shoes. He interacted with people and taught the Word of God. He met people’s needs - a bunch of them. He healed sicknesses of all kinds. He raised people from the dead. He fed the masses multiple times. He invested in a small band of followers. He gave of His time, His supernatural abilities, and His Godly wisdom to anyone that was needy. 

  • Diseased? He gave them special attention and unheard-of physical contact. 

  • Children? He corrected anyone that got in their way of spending time with Him.

  • Societal rejects? He welcomed them with open arms.

  • Sinners? He forgave them and sent them on their way restored.

Jesus’ love for mankind was why He came. But, his daily commitment to being with people and caring for the things they cared about (yes, even stressed-out wedding planners!) He never belittled their needs. He simply listened, observed, and stepped into those needs. There’s enough care displayed in the life of Jesus to carry us forward for the rest of our lives.

TRY IT: Think of a time when Jesus served another person in scripture. How can you repeat that in another person’s life?