In the year 1938, Gladys Aylward, a missionary in China, led over 100 young orphan children across the mountains during the Japanese invasion of China despite being injured herself. She sacrificed to save them and to help them start new lives in peace and safety.
Did she have to do it? No. She chose to because she had a true love for the Lord and a sincere desire to serve wherever she was needed. Miss Aylward helped those children because of what Jesus did for her.
In our day-to-day tasks we need to have the same attitude. Service from the heart requires humility and love. Humility, I believe, comes from an accurate understanding of yourself and of God.
I was reading Psalms chapter 8 this morning and a few verses popped out at me. Psalm 8:3-4 “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?”
We are so small and weak compared to our omnipotent God. If we will just realize His goodness in caring so much about us, will we not hesitate to do good to those around us.
As the apostle Paul stated “For Christ’s love compels us, because…He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.”
I challenge you to have a joyful and willing attitude about service. God is great, we are mere dust. Serving God is the only lasting thing that we can do with our time.
Mark 10:45 “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve”