The world needs servants. People like Jesus who “did not come to be served, but to serve.” He chose remote Nazareth over centerstage Jerusalem, his dad’s carpentry shop over a marble-columned palace, and three decades of anonymity over a life of popularity.

Jesus came to serve. He selected prayer over sleep, the wilderness over the Jordan, irascible apostles over obedient angels. I’d have gone with the angels. Given the choice, I would have built my apostle team out of cherubim and seraphim or Gabriel and Michael, eyewitnesses of Red Sea rescues and Mount Carmel falling fires. I’d choose the angels.

Not Jesus. He picked the people. Peter, Andrew, John, and Matthew. When they feared the storm, he stilled it. When they had no coin for taxes, he supplied it. And when they had no wine for the wedding or food for the multitude, he made both. — Cure for the Common Life / Lucado, Max. 2006. Grace for the Moment Volume II, Ebook: More Inspirational Thoughts for Each Day of the Year. Nashville: Thomas Nelson.