Serve Like Jesus

Jesus did things we can’t do: healing the blind and lame, raising Lazarus from the dead, and turning water into wine. He did things we could do, but not in the same way as feeding a crowd (with just a few fish and some bread). Jesus also did some things we can definitely do: washing dirty feet and caring for widows and orphans.

Jesus’ serving was strategic. He didn’t heal every person He came into contact with. Serving was a vehicle for sharing Himself with the world. I’m not saying that we should serve with our own anterior motives, but rather with His motives: to glorify the Father and to show Jesus as Messiah, the Son of God.

Serving like Jesus means no task is too small for any of us. Serving like Jesus means not documenting it on social media or sharing it with others. Serving like Jesus remembers that people’s physical and emotional needs are real but pale in comparison to their spiritual need for redemption through Jesus.

I believe that Jesus’ most significant act of serving was coming to earth in the first place. He, who sat at the right hand of the Father, holy, infinite, powerful, humbled himself to take on human form as the baby Jesus to grow and live and die in our place.

May we be a people known for serving as selflessly as the one who bought our freedom with His life.