This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: 1 John 3:18 (ESV)
Happy Thanksgiving, B Moment listeners!
Today, I am thinking about the option to serve or to be served. As today is Thanksgiving, we give thanks, but we may also spend time being of service to others, particularly those less fortunate than ourselves.
As I look at my own life, quite honestly, I’ve been all over the spectrum with service. I’ve also wanted to be served more when God probably wants me to be of service to others. Yet as I mature spiritually, I feel in my heart the genuine fulfillment that comes over me when I realize I’m meeting the needs of others.
When I turn to the Scriptures, I just need to look at Christ to see how he values serving others. The first instance that comes to mind is when Jesus knelt down and washed the feet of his disciples. And, of course, there is no greater act of service or sacrifice than Christ being crucified for us so that we might have eternal life.
I even notice how Jesus continues on with his pattern of serving others after his resurrection. During this time, Jesus went to the Sea of Galilee and greeted his disciples on the shoreline. As they returned to the shore, he met them with fish frying, and he invited them to breakfast. Jesus literally served breakfast for the disciples on the beach. Imagine that!
If Jesus can serve to that extent, we know how much he values serving others, and we know how he expects us to be of service to our fellow man. As you think about who you will serve today, remember these words: “Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.” 1 John 3:18 (ESV)
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So today, be of service.