Abram’s wife Sarai had not borne any children for him, but she owned an Egyptian slave named Hagar. Genesis 16:1 HCSB
Doesn’t that upset you just a little? Hagar was a slave. She was owned and controlled by someone else.
What does it mean to live the life of a servant? The truth may be a bit difficult to swallow, but our lives are not our own. We have been bought with a price and given the command to serve. Our calling, however, is not just to serve God. Oh, we are definitely to do that. Yet, the even more difficult part…we are to serve our fellow man.
Servanthood is not a popular topic. Self-esteem, self-made success, self-awareness…we live in a very self centered world.
I’m working on a project about modern servanthood and not because I have it figured out. Quite the opposite, in fact. I’m desperate to learn it for myself. I’m desperate to serve and to do so with the proper heart.
The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.