December 14 – GIVE JOY – Serve others

Read Mark 10:32-45

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”

Have you ever answered a question and your answer wasn’t even close to being right? Now, there’s a difference between a wrong answer and an answer that isn’t even close. In Mark 10, two of Jesus’ disciples totally ruined a Jesus moment by thinking only of what would benefit them rather than what Jesus was trying to tell them. Jesus was in the middle of telling His disciples that He was soon going to suffer and die and all James and John could think about was asking Jesus if they could sit in important seats in Heaven. That’s not even close to what Jesus was talking about!

During this time of year, a lot of people can lose sight of the reason WHY Jesus was born. Christianity is so much more than celebrating His birth. We must not forget that His birth was only the beginning! Mark tells us that Jesus came to earth not to be served but to serve and sacrifice His life for the many. I challenge you to not lose your perspective during this holiday season. The birth of Jesus was just the beginning of a life that would change the world forever! Take a moment and thank God for His gift to us! Challenge yourself to not lose perspective but sacrificially serve other people!

Give Joy Idea:

Make a meal for a first responder who sacrificially cares for others every day.

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