Doulos? "A willingness to serve." The second great "reason" for Christmas is service. Jesus Christ did not come to be served but to serve. Although as the Lord of Lords He most certainly could have demanded it. Jesus came to give new meaning to the word, "service."
Think about it. Although the world in Jesus’s time had an understanding of what it meant to serve as a slave, it had no understanding of what it meant to do so out of love. (Doulos) And without Christmas, the world today would still be ignorant of that.
God’s Word tells us: “‘You don’t know what you are asking,” (after the mother of disciples James and John asked that her sons sit on Jesus’s right and left hands in His Kingdom) Jesus said to them. ‘Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?’” (Matthew 20:20-34).”
Christmas is a time to give but Christ didn't come solely to give us an opportunity to give gifts to one another. He came to reveal to us by example the concept of serving one another out of love for Him. May we give thanks this Christmas for the gift of slavery in service to one another. To serve one another unselfishly is the second great "reason for the season" and our great joy.
We pray. “Father, Lord, may I be used for your glory alone. I believe that you have a purpose for my life. I am set apart. I am predestined for something great. May I discover my purpose as I go through the process. God I trust you in the process. May I serve others as a slave to Your love. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.”
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