by Grace Gems
“Every Day!” Author unknown, 1872
“Whoever serves Me must follow Me; and where I am–My servant also will be.
My Father will honor the one who serves Me!” John 12:26
What an honor it is to be a servant of the Lord Jesus! It is an honor that is not confined to any particular condition in outward life. Not only are ministers and missionaries Christ’s servants–but also the humblest laborers in His vineyard!
Nor is service to Christ confined to direct efforts in spiritual work: the mother in the midst of her family, endeavoring by her spirit and example to train her children aright; the servant in the kitchen, doing her work heartily as to the Lord; the hard working laborer in the field; the attentive mechanic in the shop; the honest clerk in the office–not rendering eye-service as a men-pleasers, but doing their work faithfully and well, as the Lord’s redeemed people.
All of these are as truly Christ’s servants–as those who are occupied more exclusively in spiritual work!
All who serve Jesus faithfully here–will dwell with Him hereafter. All who follow Him on earth in the path of self-denying love and obedience–will share His glory in Heaven.
Servant of Christ, called now to suffer reproach and shame–let the assurance of your Savior cheer you: “Whoever serves Me must follow Me; and where I am–My servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves Me!”
by Grace Gems