THE GARMENTS OF JESUS!
"Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, rose from supper and laid aside his garments, took a towel and girded himself." John 13:3, 4
IN JESUS TODAY!
Now these garments that Jesus laid aside were the same garments that had healing power as we read, "When she heard about Jesus, she came behind him in the crowd and touched his garment, For she said, "If I may touch his clothes I shall be made well." Mark 5:28 It was these same garments that were recognized previously as having power that Jesus laid aside in order to teach the disciples a lesson. He spent many times teaching the multitudes in these same garments, they were the garments of the Sermon of the Mount, they were the garments that he wore while cleansing a leper, while healing a paralyzed man, calming the storm, casting out unclean spirits, raising people from the dead, and it was these same garments that Jesus wore while cursing the fig tree, while healing a blind man, and while preaching in the Synagogue. Now it was that Jesus laid aside these garments, no longer did he need to have the appearance of a shepherd, or of a teacher, or of one that had authority, but laying aside his garments and girding himself with a towel, he was taking on the appearance of a servant!
It wasn't that he lost his power or authority by laying aside these garments, but rather that the power and authority was not in the garments at all! Jesus simply laid aside his garments to teach us a lesson of servitude. In the same way we ought to consider at times the laying aside of our garments, the ones that make us who we are, be it Father, Mother, Director, Boss, Preacher, Teacher, Business Man or Woman, Owner, and more. By laying aside these garments, these titles, we can take up the garments that enable us to become a servant to the people at a time when a servant is all that is required to give someone the message of salvation that will change their life forever!
BECOME A SERVANT AND SERVE ALONGSIDE JESUS TODAY!