Meditation Thought: “If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.” (John 12:26)
If anyone ministers to your child, how you appreciate him! To help your child is to be of more joy than if they help you yourself. So the Father honors you who help His Son.
The Son has given you a transformed life: can you but desire to continue in His company? The way is not easy, but it has every other positive aspect.
It brings peace and joy in all circumstances.
It is exciting.
It is fulfilling.
It abounds with love and satisfaction.
To serve Jesus is to not be a servant, but to be in partnership, one family member working with another family member toward as exciting goal, with many benefits along the way. Jesus is the Teacher, the Leader – but always He does His teaching and leading in love, compassion, understanding and wisdom. We are not a slave, but a “junior partner”, learning from the more experienced partner. The most effective method of transforming the inexperienced into effective partners is example. When we are with the most perfect Example of God’s methods and purposes and desires for His children, we are able to become more the image of the unseen Father through the visible Son.