Last place

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



He made himself last—

servant of all,

by shouldering

the weight of the world.


God made him first—

Lord of all,

under is over

in God’s spinning realm.


photo and poem by Patty Perkins


Jesus put himself in the lowest position by dying on the cross for everyone’s sin. By slipping under the globe, when flipped around, He’s in His rightful place at top—exalted over all.

*The One Year Bible, February 28, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.

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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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