Follow the Leader

Mark 9:35 “…If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all.” (NIV)*


Straight to the back

Of the line He went,

Letting everyone–

Everyone in the world,

In front of Him.

Taking their heavy loads

As He passed them by,

Carrying their burdens

To a bloody cross,

Dying for bundles of sin

He didn’t commit.

By stooping to be very last

He nailed down first place.

He asks nothing of us

That he wouldn’t, didn’t do.

We’re to follow the leader

Servant to all.


photo and poem by Patty Perkins

*The One Year Bible, New International Version, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.


About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 32 years and we have two grown sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

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