Remembering The Reason
July 25, 2012
Read: Mark 10:35-45
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many. óMark 10:45
Joe Morris flavors his ice cream with ingredients ranging from chocolate and strawberries to green tea and dried chipotle peppers. Heís one of three ice-cream makers for a successful Texas company known for its quality, creativity, and innovation. But Joe hasnít forgotten why he does it.
He told reporter Ricardo GŠndara that one of the longtime employees always reminded them, ďWhy are we making ice cream? Itís a happy food. Weíre here to make people happy.Ē And thatís why Joe Morris makes ice cream.
We know that itís extremely important to remember the reason for what we do as followers of Jesus. If we forget, we become like the disciples when a dispute over who was most important created anger and division among them. Jesus reminded them that ďeven the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for manyĒ (Mark 10:35-45).
If our goal is to share the good news of Godís love with others, we wonít become impersonal or harsh if someone resists or ridicules our appeal. As we follow our Lordís path of loving service and sacrifice, we are reminded that He came to serve and save.
Thatís the reason for everything we do.
He whose right was heavenís glory
Chose to serve on earth below,
Leaving us a clear example
Of the love Heíd have us show. óD. De Haan
Keep your eyes on the Lord, and you wonít lose sight of lifeís purpose.