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Today I pray for diligence and tenderness to come to God so I can grow from ignorance and immaturity.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
By Children's Bible HourNovember 21, 2013 | 10:00 am
Dad's a servant of Jesus because he's a preacher, thought Amber, remembering the Bible verses her father had read that morning. Uncle Robert and Aunt Claire are God's servants, too. Her aunt and uncle were missionaries.
But I'm only eight. How can somebody my age be His servant? Amber wondered.Amber's thoughts were interrupted by her teacher's voice. "Will someone please stay in during recess and help me with the bulletin board?" Mrs. Powell asked. The kids often liked to help their teacher, but this time no one volunteered.
Somebody should help, thought Amber, who had been looking forward to jumping rope with the other girls. I can jump rope at noon recess, she decided, so she raised her hand.At noon, Mandy asked Amber to stay inside and help her learn the spelling words.
Amber hesitated for a moment but stayed in to help her friend.When Amber got home, Mom was relieved to see her. "Davie's asleep, and I need you to stay with him while I take Amy to the doctor's office. She's running a high fever," said Mom. "Mrs. Scott said to bring Davie next door to her if he wakes up." Amber nodded, glad to be able to do something to help.
After dinner that evening, Amber washed the dishes and then rocked Amy while her mother put Davie to bed. When both the little ones were asleep and the toys were picked up, Amber decided to ask her mother the question that had been on her mind all day. "Mom, how can I serve God?" she asked. "Daddy's a preacher; Uncle Robert and Aunt Claire are missionaries; you're the church organist; but I'm not anything. What can somebody my age do to serve Jesus?"Mom hugged her daughter. "Oh, Amber honey, you are serving Him!" she exclaimed. "The Bible teaches that one way to serve God is to serve others. Helping with chores around the house--and with Amy and Davie--is serving God."Amber was surprised. "It is?" she asked. "Really?"Mom nodded. "It certainly is," she said. "I've talked with your teacher a few times, and from what she says, I know you also serve God by helping at school. You're definitely one of His servants."Happy to think she was a servant of Jesus, a warm feeling filled Amber's heart.
HOW ABOUT YOU?Do you want to serve God? Do you think you’re too young to be His servant? You’re wrong. You’re old enough to serve God by doing something for others—your parents, grandparents, classmates, friends, or neighbors. What can you do for someone today? Can you help with chores? Mow somebody’s lawn? Run errands? Read a story to a smaller child? Think of a way to be a helper—and then do it! Serving others is one of the ways you can serve God.
TODAY'S KEY VERSE: Matthew 25:40 (KJV)Inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.
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