Read: Ephesians 6:1-9
Mother Teresa came to serve the poor, the needy, the abandoned and orphaned people of India. She had great joy in serving these people without looking at their caste, colour or creed. She saw Jesus in every person whom she helped along the way. The Bible says, “He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, and He will pay back what he has given” (Prov. 19:17). Jesus left His glory in heaven and came down to earth in the form of a servant, though He is the King. He told His disciples that He did not come to be served, but to serve (Matt. 20:28). Jesus demonstrated humility and serving others by washing the feet of His disciples. Jesus set the example of serving others and said to them, “For I have given you an example that you should do as I have done to you” (John 13:15).
We are called to serve others as Jesus. Whatever we do, we should do it without complaining and unto the Lord and not unto men (Eph. 6:6-7). Whatever we do is not to gain popularity, praise, or to get noticed by people. Serving with love gives us great happiness. Paul the apostle said, “I have shown you in every way, by labouring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35).
When you help someone, you might be helping Jesus. Jesus said, “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to Me” (Matt. 25:35-36). Jesus goes on to say, “…inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me” (Matt. 25:40). Are we willing to serve Jesus by serving others?