Serve - VRSLY Devotional - 07.19.17

I love that God does things that make no sense.  

Telling a man to build an ark when there was no rain in sight.  

Speaking to his servant from a burning bush.  

Commanding a general to march around a city 7 times to watch its walls crumble.

But the one that gets me most is that Jesus, God’s only Son, chose to leave the perfect glory of Heaven to walk the dusty roads of earth, and instead of demanding that people treat Him like royalty, His daily life was about serving others.  

Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. - Matthew 20:28

If Jesus thought it was important to serve others, I think we should, too.  Sometimes we get sideways on this and think that, to be a servant, we have to build orphanages in foreign countries. There’s nothing wrong with that, but there are lots of ways we can serve right here, in the everyday exchanges happening all around us. Serving means speaking kindly to the young teen girl who doesn’t know how to make change for your groceries. It’s offering to help your neighbor clean her house after surgery. It’s complimenting the guy who takes your money at the parking garage. Serving can be the smallest but most impactful moments of your day.

Don’t complicate it.

Just serve.

Devotion by @heatherrz | Design by @emilyrweaver #VRSLY #madewithVRSLY #VRSLYdevotional

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