Serving Others

Over the course of the last few weeks I have been spending time considering what it means to be a servant.

I didn’t have to think for too long before Jesus’ life of sacrificial service popped into my head. Jesus set the example of what it means to serve one another in love didn’t He? One of Jesus’ servant-hearted actions that particularly spoke to me was the time when He humbled Himself and washed the feet of His disciples (you can read about it in John 13:2-5).

In Jesus’ day, washing feet was a job that was reserved for servants. It was not something that anyone important ever thought about doing, let alone did! Such a job was degrading. It was a job to be done by the lowliest servant, not a job for someone important… especially not a job suited for the God of the universe!

And yet Jesus – motivated by love and compassion for his friends – chose to humble Himself and serve the needs of His disciples… He chose to serve others in love. And He calls us to love others in the same way. 1 John 3:16-18 (ESV) says: 
"By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth."
Why not take some time over the long weekend to pray about the areas that God might be calling you to serve Him and your brothers and sisters here at Liberty? There are plenty of great service opportunities featured in this year’s Count Me In! campaign… why not check them out and fill in a card next time you are at church << Test First Name >>?


Ps Joel Hawting
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