Excerpt from This Christmas, God Wants You to Know. . .
“And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me’” (Matthew 25:40 ESV).
The choice to serve others can leave an impression in the hearts of that person and sometimes their families for generations to come. One man’s decision to serve others is eloquently captured in a movie, Schindler’s List. The final scene takes place at Oskar Schindler’s grave as those he served placed stones on his grave. Even today there are small stones of all shapes and sizes placed respectfully one on top of the other on his grave site.
Perhaps each stone placed is a promise made by the one who left it to remember something significant. Perhaps they are thanking God for one man’s courage to stand up when it seemed no one else could. Maybe they owe their very lives to him because without him they would never have been born. Others may hope that they have enough boldness for what they believe in when their time comes to stand.
Schindler chose to serve others and make a life-saving difference in their lives by doing what He could do. No matter how small your service to others may seem, God will use it to bring blessing to your life and to the lives of those you serve!
Thank you for the opportunity to serve others. May I recognize the opportunities as they come and take action, bringing blessing to their life and pleasure to You, God. Amen.