The Upside Down
Updated: Sep 24, 2019
I saw on twitter the other day a tweet that I really liked. It said something like, "Becoming lead pastor at your church is not a top floor job, but rather a job performed on the ground level. You are positioned to serve the servants of the King." I have no idea where I saw it or who wrote it, but I really like the message.
Jesus time and again reminds his followers that the greatest must be the least. If you want to be a part of this Kingdom, you had better get on your knees and wash feet. If you want to be like the good shepherd, you had better smell like sheep. If you want to lead, you had better learn to serve.
On Sundays this quarter, the youth class is partnering up with others in a class that is exploring what it means to be Kingdom servant leaders. Some of the topics include: being a servant teacher, servant small group leader, servant to the community, servant to our children, and many more!
I love the way Acts 17:6 puts it. Paul and Silas are accused of "turning the world upside down." This Kingdom, ushered in by Jesus, is so backwards to all who encounter it. Where else do the merciful receive mercy? Where else do the meek inherit the earth? Where else do we see people going the extra mile? Where else do we see someone turning the other cheek? Is it upside down? Perhaps it is, it all depends on your perspective. I pray that we will have eyes like Christ, and see the world as he does.
We eagerly await the return of the King.