Tuesday, March 30, 2010

it's holy week, lets serve

John 12:35 (NLT) --- Jesus replied, "My light will shine for you just a little longer. Walk in the light while you can, so the darkness will not overtake you. Those who walk in the darkness cannot see where they are going.

It was the last week of Jesus' life.  At least that is what people refer to as holy week.  In that week we find the last Sunday and so many other events of Jesus' life.  It began with his entry into Jerusalem where the people praised Jesus.  It ended with people begging for his death, his death and finally his conquering death.  What an incredible week.

There has to be a part of this week that gets your attention in a bigger way.  For me that is seen in Jesus being a servant.  A servant who served those around him.  A servant that gave up his life for people not even born yet.  Jesus was a willing servant, and holy week reminds me of that fact.

In the verse above Jesus told people to walk in the light.  It is when we walk in his light that we most reflect his light.  It is then that we find ourselves living like Jesus would live and doing what Jesus would do.  I believe that is serving people no matter the cost.

Luke 5:13 (NLT) --- Jesus reached out and touched him. "I am willing," he said. "Be healed!" And instantly the leprosy disappeared.

What a huge story that came out of as Jesus said he was willing to heal a person in need.  Do you believe that Jesus is willing to change your life and the lives of the people around you?  Holy week reminds me that Jesus willing served people no matter the cost.

1 Peter 3:18 (NLT) --- Christ suffered for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but he died for sinners to bring you safely home to God. He suffered physical death, but he was raised to life in the Spirit.

For our sins, for our troubles Jesus died.  He willingly has taken our sins and forgiven us.  He has given us eternal safety.  No better reason than to celebrate those facts than by sharing them with others.  No better way to share them than by serving the people you and I come in contact with.  In serving we show people what Jesus did and what Jesus continues to do.  

Holy week reminds me that Jesus was a servant and continues to serve as we allow Him to live through our lives by serving others.  Walk in the light that Jesus has given you because he is willing to forgive sins and to change lives one at a time.  Holy week reminds us to serve people like Jesus did.

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