In our worship assemblies today, we continued a study of the words of Jesus from the cross. Today’s study was a look at the statement, “I am thirsty.”
During tonight’s study, we talked about how this study of the humanity of our Lord affects how we treat one another. Could you imagine being the person who was given the opportunity to offer the Savior of the world something to drink when He cries out from the cross, “I am thirsty?”
The good news is, Jesus tells us that we have that opportunity every day of our life. He tells us that when we serve others, it is as if we are serving Him. Even a cup of cold water given in His Name to someone who is thirsty, is as if we offered the water to Him. Further, He says, that kind of service will not lose its reward.
One of our problems as humans is we only want to do the big things, acts of service that are grandiose, that will get our name up in lights.
We preachers suffer from this human weakness as well. We want to preach for the large churches, speak on major programs, and serve in big ways.
If we don’t receive these opportunities, we become jealous, and sometimes think about throwing in the towel.
But, here’s the truth. Every little thing you will do this week matters big to the Lord. He never distinguishes between big things and little assignments.
The visits you will make, the Bible study you will conduct, the prayers you will pray with someone, the encouragement you will give, the job you choose to help someone with, and the moral support you will give to someone who needs it…It’s all important to the Savior. Remember, when we serve others, we are serving Him. May God bless you with a servant’s heart this week as you glorify Him.