08 October 2015
Why I Serve.
You see that lady right there?
That's my Nan. We started attending Trinity decades ago. She modeled many things
for me but one of the biggest things she modeled was having a servant's heart.
Cake needs baked? No problem.
Dishes need washed? OK.
Some one needs a ride? I'll be there. (Although in all honestly they didn't ask that one
very often. She wasn't a great driver).
I grew up seeing these things done and helping from a young age. It's a good thing.
I read the book Hometown Tales by Phil Gulley years ago. In it he said "Jesus never went
out of His way to help anyone". I remember being a little shocked at that statement.
But you see, he went on to explain that Jesus never went out of His way to help anyone
because helping people was never out of His way. Helping others was just part of His life,
not something He had to add to the schedule.
I hope my kids see that. I hope that one day they can say "Mom never went out of her way
to help anyone". I hope that just like my Nan showed me - helping out, serving others, serving
our church - it isn't out of the way.
It's just what we do.