“When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom” (John 2:9)
Many times on vacation, the most helpful people are the locals. Whether they are grounds keepers, cooks, housekeeping, doormen etc… because they know all the ins and outs of their community.
For instance, while in Puerto Rico, the resorts typically directed us to chain style, very established restaurants; very good. However, the housekeeping lady mentioned a guy who BBQs el pinchos (shish Kabobs), which exceeded our expectations. In addition, while in Florida we were able to acquire more affordable Disney tickets because of the grounds guy. Therefore, I’m actually inclined to gather information about attractions from the local servants.
Likewise, the servants, as well as His disciples, knew the heart of Jesus because they had an intimate relationship with Him. Here, the servants were one of the first to see Jesus transition into His earthly ministry. Side note: The masters had no clue.
“And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant.”(Matthew 20:27)
The culture has divided us to the haves, and the have nots. But God’s kingdom is paradoxical to that principle. You might be quietly serving in ministry, maybe a lower level position, toilets at the church etc… God sees your sacrifice even if people don’t. And Jesus himself says, “even as 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). Continue to serve Him.
Written by Juan Mendez: Juan is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and full-time staff member at America’s Keswick.
Daily Quote: “Know your HOLY GOD intimately. (When you have seen His glory, His holiness and His love – by drawing close to Him in prayer – then you can usually see through any counterfeits because you know the “real thing” so well).” – Andrew Strom
This Week’s Verse to Memorize:
rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;