“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
If the Son of Man served us who were once lost, how much more can we serve today? Our society does very well in teaching us to take and receive, but seldom does it teaches us to give. This is because when people think of serving they associate it to being less than. The Savior of the whole world, who has all power in His hand stooped down to wash the feet of His servant. To serve is not to show a sign of weakness but rather to show that of brotherly love.
We ought to practice the act of service out of love and not obligation. Yes, there is blessing in serving, but let us serve not because of what we will gain but rather for the sake of the impact it can and will have in the lives of those we come across. Serving is an opportunity we get to mirror Christ. It is our chance to allow the world to see the very nature of God in us.
Next time you are handed the opportunity of serving, gladly grab hold of it and allow the glory of God to be seen in you. Do not look at serving as a task, instead look at it as an opportunity for God to be praised and for you to grow.