E-votional   Servanthood
February 9, 2001
. . . [T]he greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like one who serves." 

-- Luke 22:26b
We walk in, and wait.  After we are seated, we once again begin our conversations, stopping briefly to look over the selections available to us.  Finally, the friendly face come to us and asks, "what would you like today?"  99 times out of 100, what we ask for we get.  Service is delivered regardless of age, size, color, or gender.  They bring the selections if we are clean or if we are dirty.  The server puts their own needs off until they get a break.
Hear the Good News, as Christians, we are called to be servers of people.  Christ, who was indeed the greatest, put His own life second to us.  All of this He did, though he was the Son of God.  Then we have those days in which we demand service.  We demand being put first.  Funny huh?
The greatest influences upon my life have been those who have been as transparent as helpful.  They were the ones who asked me if there was anything they could do for me.  I was, I am a nobody, yet they reached out to me.  Always willing to be helpful, they placed their own needs last, allowing others to be put first.  Makes me wonder . . .
The day is done, I am tired, yet there is one more person I can reach out to.  Please let me.  Lord, You have put people in my life that have really reached out to me and touched my life.  Never let me overlook the heart of a servant.  Moreover, place within me, the heart of a servant, for I think I understand what it means to be that servant.  Remind me to say "thank you" and to never expect a "thank you".  Thank You for all You have done in my life, and all You will continue to do, through Christ our Lord I pray.  Amen.