Service. This word defines Jesus. It is his identity. As God’s Son, he came to serve. We will never understand who we are until we know who Jesus is. First, Jesus was the perfect Son of God. He was and is God. This is made clear throughout the Scriptures. Second, Jesus was a servant. In our humanness, we are insecure. We look to fill our lives with an assortment of things from material possession to status to addictive behaviors. If Jesus is our example, we must remember that Jesus didn’t come to fill his life with status or things; he came to serve. He did so through his final teaching moment at the last supper when he washed the feet of his disciples. We find our identity when we become a forgiven child of God. Then we find our purpose by becoming a servant like Jesus.