And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” (Matthew 28:18)
DOWN TO EARTH
I was talking to an Army Colonel the other day and it was like a breath of fresh air. He wasn’t trying to impress me or be overbearing. He had nothing to prove and was…well…humble. Don’t you just love it when you meet a leader that’s real? You respect them even more for their ability to relate to you on your level, even though you know they’re in positions of great authority. They’re “down to earth”. Jesus not only came down to earth, He was down to earth. He is God with skin on. When he “came up and spoke” to the disciples, there was no motorcade, no fanfare, and no hoopla. Oh, He could have had a bazillion angels announce His arrival, but instead He simply walked up to them. This is incarnational leadership at its best. As we practice the Great Commission, we lead. And as we lead, we would do well to practice the same humility as Jesus (Phil 2.5-8).