In John 13, Jesus gives the perfect example of this truth and gloriously displays His role as Savior and Servant. He told the disciples He must serve them by washing their feet - a picture of the call to salvation - and then instructs them to do the same - a picture of the call to servanthood. Christ served us by sacrificing Himself for our salvation, and invites us to serve others in how we live and lead.
The servant leadership demonstrated by Christ stands in stark contrast to the tyrannical headship we often see at work in the world. His rule and reign is different because it doesn’t restrain, constrict, or enslave us. It sets us free. He isn’t a dictator that seeks to make our lives miserable, but a sacrificial Lord who desires our best for His Glory. When we receive the free gift of salvation that