Service: (noun) the action of helping or doing work for someone, a system supplying a public need; (verb) perform routine maintenance.
Acts of service are often recorded and shared on modes of communications to add value and merit. But, what does service look like when no one is looking, regardless of outcome?
In the month of March many across the globe will recognize St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th. St. Patrick (5th century, Irish Priest) is associated with teaching the basic tenants of Christian service, establishing the Church in Ireland, and expanding the knowledge of the Gospel. Many don’t know he was kidnapped, served as a slave, constantly faced opposition, imprisonment and even criticism from jealous church officials. His followers faced abuse, murder, and enslavement themselves. But through all the difficulties Patrick maintained his faith and persevered in his mission.
With the recent tragic storms in Tennessee, happening from Nashville to Cookeville, I have witnessed many selfless acts of service. To simply serve along side others in need will continue for months, and there are other ongoing opportunities for us to serve our city together – to persevere.
God sent His only son willing go to the cross as he patiently served and relentlessly pursued the lost…each of us!
We really do have a reason to serve. Let’s continue to serve together! Keep on day-by-day, ready and aware of our next service opportunity.
To get more involved in serving Nashville, visit: www.operationandrew.org/get-involved/ or call today 615-352-1805.
Photo by Ashley Haugen