by Mary Stout
It says that from the ashes we came and so shall we return. I wondered what happens in between, so I opened my Bible and read this: “Those of us who are strong and able in the faith need to step in and lend a hand to those who falter, and not just do what is most convenient for us. Strength is for service, not status. Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, “How can I help?” (Romans 15:1-2 MSG)
Living this Christian life, you never ever really get done, because there is always someone three-doors-down that may need to see Jesus in you. Whether it is a listening ear, a bag of groceries, or an encouraging word, a meal to a sick one or a visit to the hospital, our job is to go out there and light the world with His Love, His presence, and show others His grace and mercy are offered to them as well. What will you do? How will you serve?
Start with the person sitting next to you in church. Within the body of Christ, and outside of it, more of us need to open our hearts and eyes and shine Jesus with these four words: “How Can I help?”
Love is service. Service is joy. And joy brings peace.
Prayer: Lord we thank you for giving us the strength to serve our fellow man as we go out into the world. Help us to remember to look for the opportunities to share the good news with our loving kindness. May our actions and love bring them peace as we serve the lost, the broken, and the sick, To you be all the glory as we serve. In Jesus name Amen