SERVING THE MARGINALIZED

You shut the door to your car, and drive away from yet another church service. You just heard a sermon about Jesus the servant, and wonder how this might apply to you. On the way home, you swing by Harris Teeter for some groceries. You are in a hurry to get home, but can't help but notice a store worker stacking cans in an aisle that you are attempting to navigate with your cart. The employee has made it difficult because he has boxes of cans he needs to restock on that same aisle. To make matters worse, he is working at an extremely slow pace. You quickly size him up, and can tell that he is from a different country.  How do you respond? If Jesus is leading your path in life, and He calls us to follow, how do you imagine Him dealing with the same situation? 

Service is not always easy and usually involves sacrifice. The tasks God puts before us often involve loving someone that is not easy to love, or engaging in an activity that does not come naturally. There is usually a cost, or sacrifice involved, and not every area of service is tailored to our "gifting". The "who" is as important as the "what" and the "how". Excited to see what God has in store for us as we come together!