“An argument arose among them as to which of them was the greatest. But Jesus, knowing the reasoning of their hearts, took a child and put him by his sideand said to them, “Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me. For he who is least among you all is the one who is great.” Luke 9:46-48
Jesus took any opportunity to teach the disciples a lesson and would use any simple action or event to do it. The disciples were arguing about which one of them was the greatest. Jesus saw a child that was nearby and brought him to his side. He pointed out the child to the disciples to make a point. Those that received a child such as this in Jesus’ name receive Jesus. There is a humbleness that comes with this. And that was Jesus’ point. We need to have humility and that comes from God. When we serve one another, we should do it in love. We should do it because we know what has been done for us through Jesus.
When we remember the cross and what Jesus has done this week, let us receive it with humility and share it with boldness.