5:121 – Let me see if I’m needed
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On our way to church this morning, there was an accident. We didn’t know how bad it was but there was an ambulance, fire truck, and tow truck. When we got to church, one of our pastors had heard about it. I told him where it was and what we had seen. He said, “Let me see if I’m needed”, and took off walking.
Not only is that an example of servant leadership but also true compassion without being overbearing. He didn’t say let me go help, or this is what I can do. He said let me see if I’m needed. It’s a humbling statement that offers help in the way it is needed.
- When help is needed do you volunteer or wait to be asked?
- Do you offer help or ask what is needed?
- How can you help others in the way they need?
- Isaiah 6:8 – Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am. Send me!”
- Galatians 5:13 – You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love
- Deuteronomy 22:4 – If you see your fellow Israelite’s donkey or ox fallen on the road, do not ignore it. Help the owner get it to its feet.
Service is what we are made for. When we give unselfishly to others, it is pleasing to God. In the example above, our Pastor didn’t think of himself or anything else he had going on. He though only making himself avaible if he was needed. He didn’t impose, rather we went to see If he was needed.
Our God calls us to see how we can help and then do it. If it’s a fallen animal, loved one, or anything, our privilege is to serve.
As we close, remember that no one has to tell you to help or even aks for it. Volunteer and ask if you are needed.
Father God, we pray for those involved in today’s accident. May you heal them and provide them with whatever help they needed. Lord, we ask you to give us the spirit and confidence to volunteer and see where we are needed. Let us be your hands and serve. We pray this in your name, Amen.