SERVE SOMEONE TODAY Galatians 5:7-15
‘Through love serve one another.’ Galatians 5:13 NKJV
Before He went to the cross, the Bible says that ‘Jesus…took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him’ (John 13:3-5 NIV). Then He said, ‘I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you…Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them’ (vv. 15-17 NIV). What a lesson! Love can’t be manifested in isolation. It can’t be done sitting alone in front of a TV or PC. To quote the singer Michael W. Smith: ‘Love wasn’t put in your heart to stay. Love isn’t love till you give it away.’ Note, Jesus ‘showed them the full extent of his love’ (see v. 1 NIV). How? By donning a servant’s towel. And where can you do that? Anywhere! How about tomorrow at the office, the warehouse, or the job site? Your workplace can become a sacred place where God’s presence blesses the mundane, day-to-day routine, because the love of God within you wears a servant’s towel. ‘Let me make those copies for you…I’ll cover your calls while you run to school to bring your son his lunch box…you look like you’re going through a rough time, and I’m a pretty good listener. I may not have all the answers, but I know Someone who does.’
PRAYER LINE: Lord, thank You for letting us work with You to share Your joy with someone today.
Paul bottom-lines it: ‘Through love serve one another.’ So go out of your way to serve someone today. (TWFT)