Galatians 5:13 says “You were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge in the flesh, rather, serve one another humbly in love.”
Mark 10:45 says “For even the son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
I hate sewing. I really do. It’s never been something I’ve done much of, so I just haven’t practiced, and therefore am really stinking bad at it.
Last week, a button broke off of my officer’s duty shirt. I found an old academy shirt with similar buttons on it buried deep in the closet, and he used fabric glue to stick it back on. Yesterday he told me it had come off halfway through his shift. So, I cut off a new button, spent 10 minutes trying to tie a knot into the thread, and sloppily sewed it back on (with some glue for added support, because let’s be honest, it needs all of the help it can get).
I hate sewing, but I love my husband. One of our biggest callings in life is to serve others, and especially to serve our spouses and our families. Being the hands and feet of Jesus means to USE our hands and feet to carry out Jesus-like actions (like sewing on that pesky button when we’d rather be catching up on laundry and drinking more coffee). I am nowhere near perfect, but that’s okay, because Jesus’ love IS. When we show that love to others we are spreading His perfect love in our world.
And isn’t that something we could always use more of?
Lord, You have created us to serve so well. Every detail of our bodies, every part of our minds, was designed by You to help carry out Your perfect plan. Thank you for creating me to be competent and compassionate. Thank you for blessing me with my officer, who is perfectly made for me. I praise You for the opportunities You give me to serve him and to serve others, because I know that it brings You joy to see Your children being Your hands and feet.