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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Jesus is a rock in a weary land,
a weary land, a weary land;
my Jesus is a rock in a weary land,
a shelter in a time of storm.

No one can do like Jesus,
not a mumbling word he said;
he went walking down to Lazarus' grave,
and he raised him from the dead.  Refrain

When Jesus was on earth,
the flesh was very weak;
he took a towel and girded himself
and he washed his disciples' feet.  Refrain

Yonder comes my Savior,
him whom I love so well;
he has the palm of victory
and the keys of death and hell.  Refrain

In verse two we sing about the divine Christ taking on human form. While there can be a sense of weakness in being human, Jesus shows that this weakness offers the opportunity to serve the neighbor. When we embrace our humanity, we know we are not better than other people. We know we are not without need. Jesus' life shows us the way to lower ourselves and take the towel, girding ourselves so that our neighbor in need may have their feet washed in the name of Jesus. May we be bold enough in our weakness to follow Jesus' lead in serving others, trusting that Jesus is present with us, empowering us to humbly serve our neighbor in need.

In our weakness, show us the strength and power to humbly serve. Amen.

Krista Lind
Associate Dean of Student Resources and Candidacy, Luther Seminary
Master of Religious Education , 1997

This God Pause daily devotion is brought to you by the alumni of Luther Seminary.