Being a Servant

Posted on: October 19th, 2015 by Brad Peterson

“Jesus said, ‘But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.’”

Mark 4:43-45

What is one thing you could do today to be a servant to someone else?  Often when we hear that word “servant” we think of big things, of doing big tasks for someone else.  We might think of Pat Rettke, who last week brought materials and took time to teach the kids of The Crew about bread and making it.  We might think of the group of guys that hauled wood and rock a few weekends ago or all the ladies that came out to spend a couple of hours putting together mission kits and boxing them up.

But we can be a servant in small ways too.  There are small, seemingly minor things that we can do every day to be a servant for someone else, to show them the love of God in Christ Jesus.  An example could be holding the door open for someone who is carrying stuff out of a store or into a building.  Smiling at someone as you wait in line for your coffee.  Shooting a text of encouragement to a friend or neighbor.  Complimenting someone on how they look that day.  Telling someone you care about them.

We can all be servants in ways both big and small.  So, again: What is one thing you could do today to be a servant to someone else?