Matthew 20:28, just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
I recently read an article about the world’s least powerful people. It is not uncommon for news media outlets to offer plenty of lists of the “Best” or “Most Powerful” people on the planet. For instance, Forbes Magazine presents its annual list of top 100 celebrities or the 400 richest Americans, or the world’s most powerful women.
Other organizations are constantly issuing their lists of the most powerful people in the world as well.
A website called 24/7 Wall Street has an unusual twist on these lists. They put together a list called the “100 LEAST Powerful People in the World.” The list includes corporate executives, athletes, politicians and celebrities who share one common characteristic—they USED to be powerful but aren’t anymore.
Some of the individuals on this least powerful list were victims of circumstances; others made poor personal or business decisions, but none of them chose to become powerless and none of them set out to make the LEAST POWERFUL list. My guess is that you would not choose to be on that list either.
However, the Bible tells us 2,000 years ago, God’s Son made just such a decision. He chose to leave heaven and come to this earth. He chose to be on the list and He did it for you and me.
Jesus said, “I did not come to be served , but to serve and to give My life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:28
Take care and have a Merry Christmas!
John Mark Caton
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