Though there are so many burdens, hard times, and scary things going on in this world right now, it seems as if God's teaching me SO MUCH these days, or at least reminding me in powerful ways of who He is. It's wonderful, freeing, and amazing all at the same time.
You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use our freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love. Galatians 5:13
I try to, each day, sit down and play piano, even if it's just for a little bit. I've been having Luke stay in the same room with me while I play. He seems to really enjoy it while he's playing with his little toys.
Though I'm more of a "fan" of worship and praise choruses, I do like to play as well as sing hymns sometimes. Lately, one particular hymn has really struck me, just like it did almost five years ago at our wedding.
We sang the hymn, "Will You Let Me Be Your Servant," as a congregation at our wedding. I love the words of this hymn as well as the melody line. I'd like to share it. This hymn had meaning to me at our wedding, but it's amazing how it speaks to me even more today.
Will You Let Me Be Your Servant
Will you let me be your servant,
let me be as Christ to you? Pray
that I may have the grace to let
you be my servant too.
We are pilgrims on a journey, we
are travelers on the road. We are
here to help each other walk the mile
and bear the load.
I will hold the Christ-light for you
in the nighttime of your fear. I
will hold my hand out to you, speak
the peace you long to hear.
I will weep when you are weeping, when
you laugh I'll laugh with you. I will
share your joy and sorrow till we've
seen this journey through.
When we sing to God in heaven, we shall
find such harmony, born of all we've known
together of Christ's love and agony.
BTW, this hymn is #307 in Hymnal -- A Worship Book. It's the hymnal used in many Mennonite churches (the new hymnals -- for those you Mennonites out there, you know what I'm talking about).
Now, back to the verse in Galatians that was second paragraph in this post. My commentary in my Bible says that "true Christian liberty is not license to sin but freedom to serve God and one other in love."
Isn't that so true? As Christians, we should be serving others. We should serve people we don't know, people we do know, family members, children, and spouses. What can you do to serve others today?
And, quickly switching subjects (without really a good transition), I don't want to break "blogging" rules. I better include a photo. I couldn't find a good photo in my repertoire of serving others, so I thought I'd just post one of Luke from this afternoon. This was taken right after I finished playing something on the piano. Rather than playing with toys, Luke was rolling around the living room. This is the happy look I received :)
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