Matthew 20:20 (NIV)
Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down, asked a favor of him.
When it comes to your kids, what are you hoping and praying for?
Our primary responsibility as parents is to point our kids to their Heavenly Parent.
“What is it you want?” he asked. She said, “Grant that one of these two sons of mine may sit at your right and the other at your left in your kingdom.”
Moms don’t have to be perfect, because Jesus is.
22 “You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said to them. “Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?” “We can,” they answered. 23 Jesus said to them, “You will indeed drink from my cup, but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared by my Father.” 24 When the ten heard about this, they were indignant with the two brothers. 25 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 26 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave—
Jesus changes our concept of greatness.
just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Jesus came to serve.
Jesus came to die.