The Thought for the Week this week is written by Mandy Stinglehammer

by Susie Jean Sharkey

“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others….” Matthew 20 v 28

I love the fact that Christ turns our preconceived notions upside down!

It started with people expecting Him to become an earthly king, but he said I ‘come to serve, not to be served’. He is more powerful than any earthly king, but came to earth in a stable. His disciples thought they would reign with him, but he said the first shall be last.

They thought children were not important enough for him to bother with, but he said ‘Let the children come to me.  Unless you become like them you won’t enter the kingdom of God’.

Nobody would talk to the ostracised woman at the well, but he did. People thought the woman caught in adultery should be stoned to death, but He stopped them and told her, ‘Go and sin no more’.

They thought it was over when he was crucified, but he rose from the dead. Everyone thought his disciples were finished, but 2,000 years later...........

Hallelujah, the story continues to this very day