God’s Love Shines Through You When You Serve

Author: Emily Acker — Host: Andrew StevensPosted on: October 16, 2021

How do you show someone God loves them? One of the best ways is by serving them. As we look out for others and take care of some of their needs, we can point to the God who cares about them. If we’ve put our trust in Jesus, we’ve tasted God’s love for ourselves, and we know how good it is (1 Peter 2:3). Now we can help others see that they are loved too. When we take time to serve people who are struggling, we’re taking time to offer a glimpse of God’s deep love for them. On the night before Jesus went to the cross, He commanded His disciples to love and serve each other like He loves and serves us. When we do, everyone should be able to see the people of God working together in love (John 17:20-26). When we have compassion for others and provide for their physical needs, our actions proclaim the truth that everyone is deserving of love, because everyone is created by God. Therefore, everyone should know what it feels like to have someone care about them. Oftentimes, when we serve from a posture of humility and respect, people’s lives begin to change—and not just the people being served but also the people serving. So let’s show love to others, and watch God work. • Emily Acker • Have you ever felt the love of God when someone else did something to take care of you? • How does Jesus reveal God’s love through service? (John 13:1-17; Philippians 2:1-11) • What opportunities might God be giving you to share His love with others by serving them? Serve one another humbly in love. Galatians 5:13b (NIV)


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Matthew 5:14-Matthew 5:16; Matthew 25:34-Matthew 25:40; Mark 10:42-Mark 10:45; Galatians 5:13