Post by Pastor Dave Mark 9:30-37
“Mirror, mirror on the wall; who’s the greatest of them all?”
The disciples wanted to know.
And Jesus was asked to come up with the epitome of greatness. Jesus could have picked anybody:
Moses – who led God’s people out of Egypt
David – the greatest king Israel every had
Mary – the mother of our Lord
“Jesus, Jesus in our midst; who’s the greatest of us all?”
And who did Jesus pick?
A child. A nameless child who had no resume, no IRA, no standing in society, no voice in the world, no anything! Children and women in Jesus’ day were at the bottom of the societal ladder. And yet when asked, Jesus defines greatness by using a child.
Questions to be asked
Why do you think Jesus used a child to define greatness?
Name some people who our world calls great.
Think back in your life and come up with one person you have known who you would call great.
Why did you pick that person?
One final thought. If in twenty years another group of Christians were sitting around talking about great people in their lives, do you think any of them would mention your name?