Every Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. there is a Bible study at the church I’ve been attending. There are a goodly number of people who attend – 15 or so. There is usually a lively discussion which is really nice.
Tonight we read various prayers that are said during Matins for the Feast of Theophany. Never having heard them before, it was neat to read through them together and share what particular phrases or sentences jumped out at us and why (if there was a why).
The one that made me pause was this:
A strange wonder it was to see the Maker of heaven and earth stand naked in the river, and as a servant receive baptism from a servant, for our salvation.
We tell God in our prayers that we are His servant, we sign letters to priests and Bishops “your servant in Christ” and speak to others telling them we seek to serve. Christ received baptism from His servant , John, and He Himself “came to serve.” Another connection/link we have. He is a servant. We are to be servants too. I dunno…hard to put into words but the connection just struck me.