Saved To Serve


Wednesday of The 1st Week in Ordinary Time, 13th January 2016
In today’s Gospel, Jesus goes to Simon and Andrew house and gets told that Simon’s mother-in-law is bedridden. He comes, takes her by the hand, lifts her up, the fever leaves her; and she serves them (Mark 1: 29-31). “The fever leaves her; and she serves them”. I believe we can rightly say that she was “saved to serve.” Many a times, we have been purified and healed by Christ’s Precious Blood but we go about ignoring those who need our help to gain healing from He who saves. We get saved but don’t serve. Christ takes us by the hand and lifts us up in our times of trials so that we can do the same to others by serving. Today’s Gospel also says that they (those who believed in God’s healing power) brought to Jesus all who were sick (Mark 1:32). They went the extra mile to bring people to Christ for the same healing they received and believed in. And that’s what serving is all about: bringing people to fountain of mercy and life, Christ Jesus. The power of Christ in us encourages us to serve others. How are you leading those to Christ through your service? You have been healed; your sins have been washed away; you have been saved. So don’t just lay down in bed. Lift yourself up and serve!


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Chisaokwu Joboson is one of God's Prodigal Son who sees the His Word through the lens of Mercy. Presently studying Civil Engineering in one of the best Federal Universities of Technology in Nigeria, he is a Creative Thinker and an Artistic Lefty. He is also a Lover of Good Music and Nature.

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