Wheelchairs and Weed Whackers

July 22, 2015 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

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Wheelchairs and Weedwackers

Kurt was going out with a nice girl and finally popped the question. "Will you marry me, darling?" he asked. Lisa smiled coyly and said, "Yes, if you'll buy me a mink." Kurt thought for a moment and then replied, "Okay, it's a deal, on one condition." "What is that?" Lisa asked.
"You'll have to clean the cage," Kurt replied. Not quite what she had in mind.

Matthew 23:11-12: “But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Jesus challenged society's norms. He values serving, so to him, greatness comes from serving and serving is giving oneself to help God and others. Serving others can be therapeutic because it makes us aware of others' needs, and it keeps us from focusing only on ourselves. Jesus came as a servant and has called us to be servants. It’s funny how we want to be the best at this or that, but serving is not always on that list.

I’m not sure who really “gets this,” but I know there are some that do. If you were here Sunday, you probably noticed two things as you came into the church: wheelchairs and weedwackers. Move Sanger involved a lot of yard work, we used every weekeater we could find. Every Sunday, there are a few folks that help some of our elderly members in and out of church. What a blessing. They “get it!” I know about 40-50 youth that “get it, too!” As we looked at the purposes of the church last week, one idea that came ringing back time after time: “It’s not about me!” Or, if I may, “It’s not about you.” Whether we’re talking about Worship, Fellowship, Ministry/Serving, Discipleship, or Missions – it’s not about us, it’s all about God! It’s not about comfort, it’s about commitment! It’s not about personal preferences, it’s about personal sacrifice! It’s not about looking around and judging everyone else’s motives, it’s about looking around and serving those in need as if they were Jesus Himself. I get a blessing every Monday night because I see people that “get it.” We will not “get it” by looking at others or ourselves, but only by keeping our eyes on our Master.

Wheel Chairs and Weed Whackers

Kurt was going out with a nice girl and finally popped the question. "Will you marry me, darling?" he asked. Lisa smiled coyly and said, "Yes, if you'll buy me a mink." Kurt thought for a moment and then replied, "Okay, it's a deal, on one condition." "What is that?" Lisa asked.
"You'll have to clean the cage," Kurt replied. Not quite what she had in mind.

Matthew 23:11-12: “But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Jesus challenged society's norms. He values serving, so to Him, greatness comes from serving and serving is giving oneself to help God and others. Serving others can be therapeutic. It makes us aware of others' needs, and it keeps us from focusing only on ourselves. Jesus came as a servant and has called us to be servants. It’s funny how we want to be the best at this or that, but serving is not always on that list.

I’m not sure who really “gets this,” but I know there are some that do. If you were here Sunday, you probably noticed two things as you came into the church: wheelchairs and weed whackers. MOVE Sanger involved a lot of yard work, using every weed eater we could find. Every Sunday, there are a few folks that help some of our elderly members in and out of church. What a blessing. They “get it!”

 

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