Short Pondering: Serving

Sometimes our chance to serve doesn’t come cleaned up.

It comes dirty, hard and beyond us.

 

His challenge for us is to serve then, not when it’s tidied.

 

To visit when chains are still being worn,

Not when only the scars are left.

 

To clean muddy feet,

Not ones already washed.

 

To kneel in sick and hold a teenage mum.

To not be afraid of tears as we hug a broken-hearted child.

 

Lord, please.

May our hearts never be so hard we can’t see suffering.

And may our desire to help never be squashed by the size of the problem.

 

You are God.

And You have given us Your Spirit.

With You, we can do all things.

 

“Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me – you did it to me.”  (Matthew 25v.40 The Message)

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