Crossroads United Methodist Church

Service Info

Pastor

Reverend Jan Justice


Sunday Service
Fellowship at 9:45 am
Service and Childrens Sunday School
at 10:00 am

Welcome to Crossroads!

Thought for the week:

John 13:4:  So Jesus got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing and wrapped a towel around his waist.

Deciding what to wear for the day usually depends on what I’m doing.  For example, if I’m coming to work I wear business casual but for everyday chores I put on jeans and a t-shirt.  If I’m going out to work in the yard, often it’s old sweats and a pair of gloves.  On the night that Jesus died, he didn’t dress for work.  On the contrary, he undressed, removing his outer clothing.  Then just like one of the household slaves might have done, he took a towel and a bowl of water and washed the feet of the disciples as they learned a humility lesson.  Each day, God asks us, as his beloved, to clothe ourselves with humility as well.  This humility lesson is for us as well. To follow it means that often we must remove some of the traits in which we often clothe ourselves.  For example, we might lay aside our pride and selfishness and replace those soiled outfits with mercy and compassion for the needs of others.  Humility may require that we roll up our sleeves and do tasks that we find distasteful.  We volunteer for assignments that will probably go unnoticed and unrewarded such as cleaning the church or removing dirty dishes from the tables of a soup kitchen.  As we do this type of work we follow our Savior in humility.  Such humility is never a do-it-yourself project.  It requires that we open up our lives to let the Holy Spirit work within us to develop the traits of Jesus such as humility, love and compassion.  We follow a Savior who humbled himself for us and who continually wraps us in his grace.  Now that is indeed humbling, isn't it? This week think about what traits you are showing to the world.  Is a little humility in order? Have a good week.  

 Pastor Jan


Links

The United Methodist Church
www.umc.org/

Kansas East Conference
www.kansaseast.org

The United Methodist Women
gbgm-umc.org/umw/