LifeLink Devotional

Thursday, February 25, 2021

“I don’t understand why you are doing this!”

I heard that statement on several visits to a dairy farmer years ago. I had shown up unannounced at his farm to help him with chores. I shoveled manure. I fed cows. I helped milk. After each chore I would thank him for the opportunity to get to know him and then leave.

“I don’t understand why you are doing this!”

My response was always the same.

“Someday you will.”

The expressions of love in acts of service eventually led to the farmer repenting of His sin and receiving Christ’s forgiveness. Now he is also a servant of others.

While washing the disciple’s feet, Jesus came to Peter, who questioned what He was doing. Jesus simply responded,  “What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.”(John 13:7)

The act of becoming a servant by washing the disciple’s feet would only be fully understood when the Servant sacrificed His life on their behalf.

So it is for us in our witness to others. Serving others will have its full effect when sacrifice is evident.

Don’t stop serving because there have been no results. Serving is not results driven.

Serving is love driven, and love has no limits, nor does it require a return on investment.

Pastor John

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