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Mark 10:45 KJV
For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Psalm 103:11 KJV
For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
This afternoon, Edmund and I attended the wedding of one of his family friends who, in more ways than one, has helped his family. I’ve always loved attending such occasions not just because of the wonderful decors nor the beautiful gowns that the ladies wear, but most of all because I feel the love that the newly wedded couple have for each other magnified ten times. I love how I get to see and feel tears of joy stream down from the faces of family and friends of the bride and groom who give their all out support. With this, I’d like to relate this experience to the two verses mentioned at the beginning of this post.
Getting married is not just finally moving into a new home, planning your honeymoon, et cetera. Marriage is all about being willing to serve the other person whom you get to spend the rest of your life with – and serving him or her with a love like Christ’s. His love towards us is as unending as the horizon. It is everlasting and unfathomable.
When we truly love a person, we do our best to serve him or her as selflessly as possible. The world needs christians with servant-like hearts to carry on the commission Christ imparted – to preach the Good News to the ends of the Earth. It doesn’t need people who have masters degrees. It doesn’t need business tycoons. All it needs are individuals who have the heart to serve.
I wish I can say these things of myself. I am sometimes disappointed in my lacklustre service to God. It makes me really sad, and I just hope that every day God would give me back the joy I have in serving Him when I first met Him.
May it be our constant desire to give Him our best- the best of our time, our talents, our success, and our hearts. Have a blessed Saturday night. :’)