During the Revolutionary War, a high ranking officer was barking orders at his group as they were trying to get a large beam on the top of a building. The men were having much trouble with the beam, but the corporal still kept ordering them to do the job.
A man walked up to the corporal and asked why he was not helping his men with the beam. The corporal answered with authority, “Because I, sir, am a corporal.”
“Oh, excuse me. I didn’t notice,” the man said as he removed his hat. Having laid his hat on the ground, he walked over to the struggling soldiers and helped them with the beam. Within a few moments the beam was placed on the top of the building.
The man walked back over to the corporal and picked up his hat. “If you need any other jobs done, just call on me—your commander in chief, General Washington.”
This true story is a great example of serving others.
Yeshua (Jesus) came to this earth to serve. He had a servant’s heart.
He helped. He healed. He listened.
He did not think of Himself as too worthy to help others. He did not view Himself as too important to do little tasks. He gave of Himself completely.
Serving is giving of yourself. Giving even if you don’t want to.
Giving yourself shows others love. Love from God.
When we do unexpected things for others, they will see our love for them. They will see that they are not alone in this world. That others care.
You do not know what others are going through. You do not know that they may need to see love.
In Acts 20:35, it says, “In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
Serving is a blessing. We should not look at it as if it is work or a problem.
We were commanded to serve: “through love serve one another” (Galatians 5:13). It is that important.
We must have a heart to serve. To serve others in a way that shows God’s great love. To serve so that through love, we can create love.
In His amazing love,
How has serving others blessed you in some way? How has someone served you and showed you God’s great love?