05 Dec Why Did Jesus Come?
“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” – Mark 10:45
Every Advent season, the church gets the opportunity to reflect on Christ’s incarnation. It leads us to ask, “Why did Jesus come? What was his intention in coming?” The Gospel of Mark answers that in a simple phrase: Jesus came not to be served but to serve. In other words, Jesus came as a servant and to serve us in our deepest need. The Book of Isaiah surely prophecies about this coming Messiah who will serve us in our greatest need.
The prophet Isaiah has recorded that Jesus would be a Suffering Servant who would bear our griefs, carry our sorrows, be afflicted in our place, and be crushed for our iniquities. All of us have gone astray, we wander away from God. Yet the servanthood of Jesus brings us ever near to the throne of God through His death and resurrection. In this season, will you allow the Son of Man to serve you? Will you recognize your need to be served?
- What is difficult in allowing people to serve you? Is the same true in Jesus?
- Since we are called to follow Jesus in being a servant, how can you tangibly serve those around you this Advent season?
- Why is it so important that Jesus came to serve us?
- What does it say about God’s care for us that Jesus came to serve us