We live in a very "Me" centered culture. What is in it for me? What are my needs? How can I meet my needs? How can others meet my needs? We make decisions based on how it will help us or not help us.
Has every culture been like this? Are we humans, through history, much different from each other in this area?
What if Jesus lived with this mind set? What if Jesus did only what He wanted or what He felt like doing?
Aren't we grateful that, "even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45
One of the beautiful characteristics and abilities of Jesus was to see needs.
He could see the fear in the bleeding woman.
He could see the loneliness in Zaccheus.
He could see the pain in the father whose child was sick.
He could see the broken heart of the leper.
The need that Jesus saw triggered in Him to go and meet that need. Could the motto, "See A Need - Meet A Need," be the beautiful description of Jesus?
Jesus said, "Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father." John 14:12
Would people describe you as someone that "Sees A Need - Meets That Need?"
How can we become more like Jesus by seeing a need and meeting that need?
Maybe start with a day. Ask Jesus to give you His eyes for one day. Ask Him to help you see the needs in each person you encounter. Then risk by secretly meeting that need. If they are having a rough day at work or have stress due to a family member being sick or what ever it is, serve them with a gift of some kind.
Maybe ask your family to join you with this Secret Servant's idea. Call it SS for Jesus. Work with your family on seeing a need and secretly meeting that need.
Maybe as a church family, we can adopt that motto in order to be more like Jesus.
See A Need - Meet A Need.
Praying to have Jesus' eyes and Jesus' courage,
Pastor Chris Reinertson enjoys all sports, especially those involving a ball. He loves to hang out with people and challenge them to be Jesus REVolutionizers.