It’s Very Simple

Dr. Albert Schweitzer

Dr. Albert Schweitzer was a famous medical missionary to Africa. One day he was helping a crew build a road when a visitor approached him. Shocked to see him doing physical labor, the man asked, “Doctor Schweitzer, why are you doing that? How is it that you push a wheelbarrow?”

“For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.” —Mark 10:45

old wheelbarrowDr. Schweitzer replied, “Oh, it’s very simple. You just pick up a shovel, fill up the wheelbarrow with dirt, then take hold of the handle, and push.”

Dr. Schweitzer may have been world renowned for his humanitarian work, but he knew that his true purpose was being a disciple of the greatest servant of all—Jesus Christ.

All Christ’s followers are called to ministry and that will always require serving others. Our culture teaches that we should work hard to get to a position where we are served, but if we are following Jesus, we are to be servants to Him and to those around us, no matter the title we carry.

Keep your eyes open today for “wheelbarrows you may need to fill,” regardless of how small or unimportant the task may seem.

SON OF MAN, help me, no matter what circumstance I am in, to serve, even when I am leading.

A daily devotion from

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