SOMEBODY to SERVE
I came across this story and would like to share it with you.
* Wes Seeliger in church bulletin quoted in Bruce Larson, Ask Me to Dance (Waco: Word, 1972).
Ever feel like a frog? Frogs feel slow, low, ugly, puffed, drooped, and pooped. I know. One told me. The frog feeling comes when you want to be bright but feel dumb, when you want to share but are selfish, when you want to be thankful but feel resentment, when you want to be great but are small, when you want to care but are indifferent.
Yes, at one time or another each of us has found himself on a lily pad floating down the great river of life. Frightened and disgusted, we are too froggish to budge. Once upon a time there was a frog. But he really wasn't a frog. He was a prince who looked and felt like a frog. A wicked witch had cast a spell on him. Only the kiss of a beautiful maiden could save him. But since when do cute chicks kiss frogs? So there he sat, an unkissed prince in frog form. But miracles happen. One day a beautiful maiden grabbed him up and gave him a big smack. Crash! Boom! Zap! There he was, a handsome prince. And you know the rest. They lived happily ever after. *
As a Christ-follower you can be used by God to help people bring about change in their lives. Who is the frog in your life? Who has the potential of becoming a prince or princess? Your touch has the power to begin a change in him or her. I don't think there is anything greater than being used by God and serving Him in His work to bring change in other human beings. You can’t afford to miss the wonderful experience of servanthood! “The greatest among you must be a servant” Matt. 23:11
"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love." — 1 John 4:7,8