Serve One Another
“Whoever wants to be great must become a servant.”
–Matthew 20:26 (The Message)
“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.”
–1 Peter 4:10
Through the month of October, our stewardship focus has looked at the vows or promises we make when we become part of a United Methodist Faith community. Those promises include sharing our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service and our witness to uphold the church as the body of Christ.
There is a wonderful song in The Faith We Sing song book called The Servant Song. The first verse of that song says, “Brother, sister, let me serve you, let me be as Christ to you; pray that I may have the grace to let you be my servant too.” The third verse goes on to say, “I will hold the Christ-light for you in the nighttime of your fear; I will hold my hand out to you, speak the peace you long to hear.”
There are many ways to serve God and be in service with and for others. Being in service is part of being the body of Christ and when we hold the ‘Christ-light’ for others to see, we are being the light of Christ in a hurting and needy world.