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I’ve observed over the years at family reunions, school functions and church fellowship dinners that some people are inclined to help clean up after the event and some people demonstrate more interest in leaving as soon as the event ends.

Fortunately, we all know people who are there until the job is done.

It’s just in their nature.

They have servants’ hearts.

I thank God for them.

For they are the keys to successful reunions or school functions or fellowship dinners.

I hope that you fall into this category rather than being part of the “I’m done eating. Let’s go” contingent.

The One-Year Bible reading for today reminds us that when we serve others, we imitate Christ.

“…whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:26-28)

The next time a church function occurs that requires volunteer help, particularly with cleanup, please be one of the first to offer your efforts to those coordinating the event.

And then demonstrate the same sort of offer toward other church ministry activities that depend on volunteers.

You’ll be pleasing Christ, your role model and Redeemer. You’ll be pleasing those you’re helping. You’ll be setting a good example for your kids or for your uninvolved friends. And you’ll be putting a smile on your heavenly Father’s face.

Oh yeah, and you’ll feel better about the health of your own faith.

Serve. It’s what Christ did for us. It’s what responsible Christians do for Him.

As always, I love you

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