Servant Parents

This week my husband turned twenty seven. While we were out for supper it hit me that I had the privilege of celebrating all his birthdays with him.

Other people may come and go from our lives, and even close family may live far away, but I will always get to celebrate him and make sure he receives the honour that he should.

Such an exciting position that we have in our spouses’ lives. Not one we should take for granted.

This morning in my devotion time I read this passage in Luke 22:26-27

But among you it will be different. Those who are the greatest among you should take the lowest rank, and the leader should be like a servant. Who is more important, the one who sits at the table or the one who serves? The one who sits at the table, of course. But not here! For I am among you as one who serves.

Jesus showed us over and over his example of being servant hearted during his time on earth.

One of the things I admire most about my husband is his Christ-like quality of serving. He is endlessly serving the kids and I. I know that I don’t always appreciate that the way I should, but it is one of the most incredible characteristics about him.

Daddy and AmayahHe has sacrificed so much of his personal success in order to see our family, and me personally succeed.

This week I feel challenged to continue serving the ones in my life who I find it the hardest to serve.

For me, that’s my kids. They are the least thankful, they don’t often praise me and I rarely feel affirmed by them (lately they keep asking why I still look pregnant!). I certainly wouldn’t receive the same accolades as when I serve someone in my church family.

Even though I have to be careful to walk the balance of teaching my kids responsibility, they do need to see the Christ-like quality of a servant.

With this in mind I can cheerfully wipe bums, mop spills, read stories I find boring and cook meals, trusting God to show his love to my children through these tasks.

In the midst of everything I am trying to demonstrate to my kids; to keep running after their dreams, to serve the Lord faithfully and to always work hard for Jesus, I pray they will see his love in the times I patiently serve them.

Andrew's Birthday

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