“‘I am the Lord's servant,’ Mary answered. ‘May it be to me as you have said.’ Then the angel left her.” – Luke 1:38
In 1984, Millard Fuller, Habitat for Humanity's director said: “(He is willing) to do anything he can in an attitude of serving others. He's not putting himself above other people even though he is easily in a position to do so. He's not exalting himself.” That's what Millard said of former President Jimmy Carter who gave up a vacation to the Virgin Islands to work for 10-12 hours a day on a burned-out tenement on Lower East Side of Manhattan. He could have stayed in the presidential suite at the Waldorf Astoria, but he joined the other 48 members in the host Southern Baptist Church in downtown Manhattan. He joined the others by wearing a name tag, riding on a bus all night long from Georgia, sleeping in a bunk bed--he and Rosalynn were offered a private room but turned it down so a newlywed couple could have it. The former President isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty as he serves others.
The Lord has called us to serve others. Today in prayer, ask Jesus how you can better serve others for Him.
“As long as I see any thing to be done for God, life is worth living; but O how vain and unworthy it is to live for any lower end!” – David Brainerd
God’s Word: “Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— 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 20:26-28