"The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.
Matthew 20:28 (ESV)
There is nothing like the precious fellowship between Christian women. There is a spoken as well as an unspoken bond that we all share. The connection that we have with one another is unlike any other relationship we have. Whether we are young or old, single or married, mothers, grandmothers or childless, women just have a unique and wonderful kinship that defies explanation.
As I am typing this, there are 23 women from the conference room walking through our halls singing and praying for us. I am filled with such love and joy as the precious spirit that they are exuding is just flowing in our dormitory. Even now, I feel His presence.
The other 20 women that are serving with me have been the biggest blessing and the biggest blast these past 3 days. As we serve together, serving others, our heart are joined by the sweet love of our Savior. Even though our days begin at 6 and don't end until past midnight, we are full of energy that is unexplainable outside the power of our precious Lord.
We are all here to show true agape love to 25 women on this 'walk'. Agape love is the love that comes only from God. It is a love that is sacrificial. A love that is poured out to us from Him through the Holy Spirit, that we in turn pour out to others. As we drench them in the sweet agape love He affords us, we are splashed by blessings immeasurable.
We choose to serve and we serve with joy. We serve because that is what Christ desires of us. We serve because we want to love like He loves.
As I hear the sweet voices of all my precious friends gathered together in the meeting room, I hear the love in their laughter. I hear the love in their conversation. I feel the sweet agape love of Jesus. Oh, indeed His presence is here.
We came to serve and minister to others. In doing so, we in turn have been ministered to in such a powerful way. God's love is echoed in the smiles on faces, the gratitude in hearts, and the knowledge in our spirits that we are following the example of Christ.
"He who does not love does not know God, for God is love" (1 John 4:8)
I count it a privilege to have the opportunity to serve with the awesome love of God. My heart is full. My spirit is filled with joy. My mind is renewed and my eyes opened to the true love that only comes from a personal and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.
Precious Father, thank you for the awesome opportunity to serve others. As I go forth to be your hands and feet, help me to minister mightily. Help me to love deeply. Help me to pour out from within, that others might experience the wonderful, agape love of Christ. You are powerful and magnificent and I give you all praise and honor. In the saving name of your Son, Amen.