2021 STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN
In Matthew 20:26-28 Jesus says “Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Jesus said these words to his disciples to help them understand what it means to be great in the kingdom of God. Greatness in God’s eyes is not like greatness in the eyes of the world. It means pursuing what is best for others rather than what is best for us. It means humbling ourselves and exalting others instead of trying to always gain glory for “number one.”
There is perhaps no greater example of this in Jesus’ earthly ministry than when he washed the feet of his disciples. The Son of God, who had every right to be the one being served, chose to put on the attire of a servant and do one of the most humbling jobs anyone in his day could have done. In doing this, he set the example for not just his disciples but all of us as well.
Being a good steward of what God has blessed us with means looking for how we can best serve others and best serve our church with all that we have. This month, as we focus on stewardship, let’s prayerfully seek out how we can best serve others with everything God has blessed us with.