As Peter preached Jesus to Cornelius and family, he made the claim that Jesus “went about doing good” (Acts 10:38). This was a Servant.
On July 14, 2012, a small group of young people determined to follow their Savior’s example and congregated for a breakfast, devotional and a couple of hours of work on behalf of one of our elderly members here in the church at Jacksboro. It cannot be denied that the experience was a good one for all of those involved in the event but the real benefit far exceeded mere participation. Several cars passed by during the process of the work and I watched as they puzzled at the industry they were witnessing. Even a near neighbor made comment about the effort. The service was seen.
Much of what Jesus did in His short three-year ministry was not recorded (John 20:30) but much of what He did could not be hidden “since this thing was not done in a corner” (Acts 26:25-26). A disciple of the Master does not do his or her service to be seen nor is the value of our service judged by human praise, nevertheless, what is done will be noticed.
And, like wide-eyed children, the world watches our every move as Christian servants of the most high King. They are looking for direction, illumination, answers. We are the light of the world and we have great opportunity to show the world how Christianity works.
Thank you to all those who were involved in The Servant Project. The church of Christ in Jacksboro intends to make this a recurring event. The hope is that it grows in both participation and frequency and becomes the reflection of the New Testament church that Jesus Christ said “I will build” (Matthew 16:18).