The example set by Jesus Christ while on earth is clear. If we want to follow in His footsteps we must be prepared to first be a ‘servant of all,’ ready to serve by humbly helping, even in what may initially appear to be insignificant ways (Mark 10:42-45).
When God created the first man and woman, He set in motion a great purpose from a very small beginning. Satan resented what God was planning to do, starting with just one man and woman, and he influenced Adam and Eve to sin against God, triggering a chain of tragic events and sin down through the ages.
When God, the Father sent our Saviour Jesus Christ to undo the damage done in the Garden of Eden He used the same approach, beginning with what could be regarded as seemingly insignificant events. Instead of a conquering King, Christ was born as a tiny baby in a small village.
During His life on earth He set us an example of service, building up to the greatest act of eternal sacrifice: He held the children. He cooked fish. He washed the feet of His students and comforted the sick—no act was too small. This is not what was expected from the long-awaited Messiah.
God expects the same from His followers today, especially in times of hardship such as we are now experiencing as a result of the Coronavirus. We may not be called to perform heroic acts, but each day we have the opportunity to make a difference through small acts of kindness and consideration, and Christ reassures us that this approach will be acknowledged at the judgment seat of God: “And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me’ ” (Matthew 25:40).