God calls us to serve others but many of us aren’t comfortable with the imagery of being a servant. We think it’s somehow demeaning. We think it’s a thankless task.
So, what does it really mean to serve?
It means doing the very best that we can regardless of what anyone else is doing.
It means giving all that we can, even when we know we will gain nothing in return.
It means loving not only our family and friends, but our neighbour, the stranger and the people we don’t understand.
Jesus is our Servant King. He did his best and saved our souls even though we didn’t know we needed saving. He taught us the right way to live even though we didn’t want to listen. He gave us his life even though we spat on him. He loves us even though we continually fail him. He remains faithful to us regardless of our lack of faith in him.
We honour our Lord by striving to do all we can to be more like him in everything we do.
Do you struggle with this concept or do you embrace it wholeheartedly? How do you serve your God?