For the Weary Servant

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This is for the ones who are weary of being the responsible one, the nice one, the one who always puts others first, the one who gives till it hurts. This is for the one who takes the smallest piece of chicken, the one who gives more than they have, the one who never sits down till everyone else is half-way through the meal. The ones who clean up other’s messes – the mess they left in the kitchen and the mess they made in their life. You are the givers and the forgivers, the doers and the do-with-outers, the backbone of the family and the pillar of the church.
Let me tell you who else you are – you are the imitators of Jesus Christ. You are following the example He gave when He washed the disciples’ nasty feet. You took His calling and made it the theme of your life. “I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you” (John 13:15). That is essentially what you are doing when you put others first. Because you do it out of love. Just as He did. And He sees you Beloved. He knows the burden you bear. And He loves the reflection of Himself in you. He says to you, “Do not grow weary in doing good . . . because your labor in the Lord is not in vain” (Galatians 6:9, 1 Corinthians 15:15).
Take a deep breath weary one, then pick up your towel. Someone needs to see Jesus in you today.

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6 thoughts on “For the Weary Servant

  1. I saved this. I was so ‘weary’ lately that I wanted to have the spiritual & physical capability to grasp your words. How God spoke to me through this. I’m not behind the scenes at a church right now, but I make our giving available where God shows me a need. Cuba, Flood, Fire, Hurricane, Earthquakes or other disasters and God says, ‘Sandy, there’s a need,’ I obey with what I can. I love being a His hands, His feet, His love.

    • You were on my mind dear friend when I wrote this – you have such a big heart – sometimes it overrules your better judgement. But God will always sustain you because He loves you and He knows you love so deep and so wide.

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