Hello darlings! On Fridays we will continue with the series “Example of a Servant” because it has not been finalized.
“In those days, the crowds being very great with nothing to eat, Jesus called His disciples to Him and said to them, “I have compassion on the crowd, because they have now been with Me three days and have nothing to eat. If I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint on the way, for some of them have come from afar.”
His disciples answered, “Where can one get bread to feed these men here in the wilderness?” He asked them, “How many loaves do you have?” They said, “Seven.” He commanded the people to sit down on the ground. Taking the seven loaves and giving thanks, He broke them and gave them to His disciples to serve. And they served the crowd. And they had a few small fish. And blessing them, He commanded that these also be served them. So they ate and were filled. And they collected seven baskets of the broken pieces that were left. There were about four thousand who had eaten, and He sent them away.” Mark 8: 1-9
Jesus had compassion on the people who had been with him for three days and had nothing to eat. His compassion is an example to all of us. We always ask God for opportunities to serve Him, and they come every day. Sometimes we think that we are used by God only when we do something extraordinary, however we can serve Him in small things too.
Whenever we think of others, when we pay attention to the needy that is on our side, when we help a person who needs help, we are serving God. This can happen either in our own home, with a friend, in the church or even with a stranger on the street.
A word, a smile, a gesture, a favor, sharing bread, teaching something, paying attention, etc. are things that can make a difference in one's life. Have realized if your husband needs you to pay more attention to him? How about the people you work with in the church, have you seen how they are? Do they need anything? What can you do for your friend? Maybe she's going through a problem and needs a word of faith! Your neighbors have problems, have you told them about Jesus?
Do we always think about others? Or are we selfish? Feeling sorry is one thing and doing something about it is another. The Lord Jesus had compassion and did something for those people; it means that there’s no use for being pitiful if we don’t do anything. Let’s look further in the needs of people around us. Perhaps because we’re too busy, we don’t pay attention in the details and the opportunities that God give us to serve Him.
So what are you going to do now?
If you’d like to read the previous posts about this series, click here!