By Rob Albright
Our oldest granddaughter is working now part time serving customers at a local restaurant. This is her first real job (she loves the tip money). She is learning what it means to serve others. Not all the customers are alike or have the same needs as far as food orders are concerned.
Most customers are friendly but every now and then she gets an unfriendly customer. When that happens, her servant minded mentality gets tested.
With our service to God, there will be difficult times for us. I am thankful we have the perfect example of what it means to be a servant. Jesus said He came, not to be served, but to serve (Mt. 20:28). Following Him in attitude and actions leads us to become a servant. Jesus also said we are to follow Him and learn from Him (Mt. 11:29). In doing that, we also learn to “serve one another” (Gal.5:13). Going on to maturity means serving “the living and true God” (1 Thess. 1:9b) and serving one another (Gal. 5:13).
- Rob Albright serves as one of the ministers at the Northwest Church of Christ in Greensboro, NC. He may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://www.nwchurchofchrist.com/ Rob also serves on the board of directors of the Carolina Messenger. Please visit their website at: https://carolinamessenger.wordpress.com/