Christ's Servant

How many of us would ask to be a servant?

I have been working on my family tree and I have come across the original ancestor who first stepped onto American soil. He was 16 years old and came as an indentured servant. This servitude was due to lack of funds for passage from Ireland to America. I can only imagine what it must be like. To leave your home and everyone you know to come to the New World to try and start a new and prosperous life. But before stepping on the boat and signing yourself  into sign several years of servitude to pay for passage.

As Christians, I think about how we are to serve the Lord.  It says in I Corinthians 7:22 For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord’s freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free is Christ’s servant.   That word “freeman” means FREE.  Think about it, we are free from the bondage of Satan. We are free to serve the Lord. We are free to serve others.

I think about when Jesus was on earth, He spent a lot of time serving others.  We need to follow His  example and serve others more.

Make me a servant like you, dear Lord.
Living for others each day.
Humble and meek, helping the weak,
Loving in all that I say.

Make me a witness like you, dear Lord.
Showing the love of the cross.
Sharing Your Word till all have heard,
Serving whatever the cost.

Give me Lord, a servant’s heart.
Here’s my life: take every part.
Give me, Lord, a servant’s heart.
Help me draw so close to you.
That your love comes shining through.
Give me Lord, a servant’s heart.
Give me Lord, a servant’s heart.

~Ron Hamilton ( Patch the Pirate)~

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