Mop and a Bucket

I went to the restroom recently between services and I saw that someone had gotten sick and thrown up all over the floor. The smell was horrible and the contents were…well, let’s just skip that part! I had two minutes until I was supposed to be on stage to share the “welcome.”

I ran into a volunteer, explained the situation and asked him to please find a staff member to take care of it. Without any hesitation at all, this volunteer got a mop, a bucket and the cleaning supplies needed and he began cleaning the mess. No delay at all, no argument that this was not his job and it was up to someone else to handle it, he just went and took care of it immediately.

Jesus said in Matthew 20:28 that “the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve.” The God of the Universe actually washed feet. The definition of a servant means that we serve others. It is not about getting what you want or pleasing yourself. Servants forsake their own needs, wants and desires for the good of their master.

We all want to be known as humble servants but the truth is that no-one wants to be treated like one. Jesus said in Luke 22:26, “the one who is the greatest among you must become like the least, whoever leads must serve.” If you go looking for Jesus, check the servant’s quarters because Jesus is always found among those who serve.

Are you currently serving?

Where do you sign in for the basin and wash cloths?

What ministry position in church do you serve in?

Saved people serve people even if it means cleaning up puke off of the floor…wow!

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