A Servants Heart
“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and gave His life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45
This past summer the theme for annual conference was See All The People. As I was reading this week’s lectionary passage the theme popped back into my mind.
To “See All The People” we must first move from a self-serve mentality. Jesus here in Mark 10 was answering the request from James and John to be placed one on the right and one on the left of Him in Heaven. They were looking to serve their own best interests. Jesus’ response was, to be counted great one must consider themselves a servant first. Success in our faith is not defined by worldly standards but instead by Heavenly expectations. We are called to serve, love, and build up one another. Jesus’ example immediately followed in the rest of Mark 10. In the story of Blind Bartimaeus Jesus served him exactly where he was. Bartimaeus was a poor beggar who was homeless by the roadside. He cried out as Jesus passed and when others rebuked him, Jesus healed him. We must see people where they are, that’s exactly what Jesus did to us.
May you and your families have a blessed week, Brian, Mary, Brylee, Holland Funderburk