Mark 10:45

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

 So much of our days are made up of seemingly menial tasks. We have to sweep the floor or clean the bathroom for our parents, run errands, or deep clean the freezer at our job. If we look at these tasks as silly or boring, then they will be just that, silly and boring. But if we change our perspective and look at our menial tasks as being done for Jesus, then we’ll notice a shift in our thinking. Suddenly it will seem worthwhile; it’ll have a purpose, and we may even find joy in it.

When Jesus came to earth he didn’t expect everyone to wait on him hand and foot as he very well could have; he is the Messiah after all. No, he humbled himself and served others as an example for us. At one point in his ministry he even got down onto the dirty floor and washed the grimy feet of his disciples. His ultimate act of humbling himself and serving was his death on the cross for us, taking on all our sins so that we can have life. Next time you are faced with a task that seems ridiculous or hard, look at it through the eyes of Jesus and serve with all your heart, just as Jesus did without complaining but with joy and love.

QUESTION 1. How do you view the small and seemingly meaningless tasks in your life? As burdens or as a way to be Jesus to others?
QUESTION 2. When you serve, do you serve with joy or do you grumble and complain?
CHALLENGE: Look for opportunities to serve, they’re everywhere. If you find yourself in a situation where you just don’t feel like serving, stop, then remember Mark 10:45. Serve joyfully and with all your heart just like Jesus did.
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