“Truly I tell you,” Jesus said, “there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for my sake and for the sake of the gospel, who will not receive a hundred times more, now at this time — houses, brothers and sisters, mothers and children, and fields, with persecutions — and eternal life in the age to come.” Mark 10:29-30
I recently challenged our staff here at Windermere with this scripture and asked them this question:
“Why? Why do we do what we do in the mundane tasks of life?”
Why do we clean mountains of dirty dishes? Why do we take late night calls to unlock doors, check on heat or AC? Why do pick up trash, clean rooms…fix broken everything?
In your day to day life you may ask yourself similar questions. Why do I show up early to serve at church when I don’t feel like it sometimes. Why did I decide to say “yes” to help my neighbors move on a Saturday. This list could go on and on!
Why? Why do we do these things?
When we make the right sacrifices we allow room for life changing experiences to happen! Because it has eternal value.
Recently we had teens to senior adults; all here for a singular purpose. To set aside the world and look to a living Savior! Who knows what they are dealing with, but because we are here, they have a place to come and disconnect from the world and reconnect with God.
For the most part, I don’t think any of them stopped to pray for us or even realize what we do; but that’s not what is important, that’s not what we’re all about. What is important is that we make ourselves available as a serve unto Him.If we first don’t take time to understand why we serve,
we’ll never see the God-story behind it.
In our Mark 10 passage He Himself makes up for every sacrifice! No matter what we sacrifice …we get back one hundred times the affection and concern of our ever-present Christ.