Not to Be Served, But to Serve2 min read

To celebrate National Lutheran Schools Week, we have collected devotions written by elementary school children. The following was written by a student named Taylor from Peace Lutheran School in Saginaw.

“Even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:28).

Some people thought that Jesus the Messiah was going to be some big, powerful, rich king. They had envisioned a king riding in on a big white stallion with an army following. Instead, Jesus later told us the reason why he came: “The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve.”

When Jesus was here on Earth, he served many people. He shared the love of God and the gift of salvation. He performed many miracles in saving people’s lives in a variety of ways. Far more important, Jesus died on the cross to give His life as a ransom for many.

We need to live more like Jesus. Sadly, far too often we get self-obsessed, not helping others.

Have you ever needed help? Did you receive help? Think about the times you did receive help and how nice it was that someone cared about you.

We should truly help people more often because Jesus told us, “Not to be served but to serve.” There are many ways that you can serve others in order to show the love that Jesus showed us. You can send someone a card, you can make baked goods, or you can just be that friend that they need.

You were sent to serve others to show God’s love! Look for ways to serve others!

Please pray with me,

Gracious Heavenly Father,

Thank you for coming to the world not to be served but to serve. Please help me to serve others around me in order to share your love.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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