If you've followed this blog or the Anchor Children's Ministry Facebook page for very long, then you know how often I put messages out there about needed volunteer and service opportunities. In fact, you may say to yourself, "Man, he sure is needy!" LOL. But, on top of trying to fill open service positions within Children's Ministry, there is a much bigger picture at stake here: Our on-going relationship with Christ!
As Christians we are called to model our lives after Jesus - He is to be our Ultimate Example (among other things) in life! He is the one we are supposed to pattern our lives after! So, the question becomes "Why did Jesus come to earth in the first place?" (You know where I'm going with this.....)
You remember the argument that James and John - and their mother - had with Jesus about who was going to sit at the right and left hands of God??? The Sons of Zebedee wanted to know how to be great! Jesus' answer would I'm sure have been rather shocking: If you want to be great, you must become a slave / servant to each other!
"Huh!?!?!? Jesus came to serve? But, he's the Son of God - the One who created the world. He shouldn't be serving anyone, but should be served by us!" As followers of Christ, if we truly desire to be committed to Him, WE MUST SERVE!!!!! There is no way around it. In fact, the Bible is riddled with verses and themes about serving others.
Fellow Believers - Serving is NOT optional! If you simply come to church every week, maybe give a little money, then go home - you are NOT following Christ. You may be a Christian - but you are not a Christ Follower! We are CALLED to serve!
Are you willing to step up to the plate? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of your kids? Service opportunities abound - will you answer the call?!?