Thank you for your service, Veterans. We celebrate you. It is a privilege to serve, and although I have never served in the military; I am grateful to those who sacrificed so much of their time with family to do so. My life is richer because of your commitment to serve our country.
Many people have not had the opportunity to serve our great country, but we have chosen to serve in other ways. The Lord desires for us to be willing to serve; so there must be a blessing that will only come through having a servant’s heart. Are we willing to step aside of the limelight and serve? Cleaning bathrooms, vacuuming floors, taking out the trash; mopping; cleaning windows; preparing meals, and so much more, can be thought of as demoralizing, menial, unimportant tasks that really aren’t recognized; unless they are left undone. No one may ever say one word about the neglect; but if left undone; they may find another place to worship.
It is a privilege to serve; it matters what your attitude is when faced with the hidden tasks that are important to the administration of the church. I am thankful for the ones who gladly serve. Jesus was the greatest example of servanthood. He washed the disciples’ feet, he helped in every way that he could, not thinking that he was above the tasks, but gladly doing it as an act of worship.
Lord, I am thankful that you have given me the opportunity to recognize those men and women who have served in the military to keep us safe and free, in this week’s Lattereign, Veterans Day- A Time of Reflection (opens in a new window)