Serve and Love
Several years ago I had a teenager in our church come to me crying about how her life was unfulfilled and out of control. Upon investigation I found that she was greedy. Life was all about her. To get back on track I suggested that she serve others and even give away some of her fancy outfits to people who actually "need" basic clothing.
Serving is one of the best ways God's word has made sense to me. Days upon days when I served people who were less fortunate than myself helped me see Jesus words differently. You see... he was a servant at heart. His entire mission was self-less. He came to help people out.
I recently had a friend email me. This friend wants to 'Experience' God's love. I thought this friend had done some service project recently where they gave food to the homeless and I asked "Did you feel God's love in distributing food to the homeless?"
The reply I got back was a short email:
"I didnt give food to the homeless. But if you are equating serving with loving then perhaps I should try it."
I just wanted to put it on my blog for all the world to see... YES! I am all about seeing God's love through serving others. :)
posted by Tally Wilgis @ Monday, May 28, 2007
- At 9:44 AM, Tyler said...
To me, that is always the best way to better understand love. Actually show it. It's been working for me.