Jesus lived and died a life of service to God. He stated that He came to serve in Mark 10:45, For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.
This being the Easter season, most Christians are again focused on Christ’s death and resurrection, and how He gave His life as a sacrifice for our sins.
But when you think about it, Jesus’ entire life on Earth was focused on serving. There are hundreds of examples in the Bible of how Jesus healed people, miracles He performed, and the fact that His life on Earth was 100% about serving God – even to the point of being willing to die for Him.
Chances are pretty good that God is not going to require any of us to sacrifice our lives for Him, but how willing are we to serve Him? There are all kinds of opportunities to serve…just take a look at the needs in your church that go unmet because people are “too busy” to do them. Pray and ask the Lord where you should serve. Chances are, God will suggest a place where you will be happy!
If Christ was willing to die for us, surely we can live for Him.
Extra P.S. here…get your kids involved, if you can. Have them help you make cookies, or wash windows. They usually love being involved! Recently, one of my grandkids baked cookies for our church’s prison ministry. Kids who see their parents involved are often kids who grow up to be involved in their church, as well.
Hebrews 6:10, God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.