Sunday 31 October 2010

giving ourselves for others

October 31, 2010

I've been reading some blog posts on Google Reader, after posting my 3-part story on Kenny.  (part 1) (part 2) (part 3)

ReformedLostBoy (aka Bobby Auner) just posted an article that totally follows up on that story.  Because Kenny wasn't out there trying to make a name for himself.  In fact, a lot of people who didn't know him probably thought he was one of the lowest of the low. But despite his own struggles in life, Kenny knew Jesus' love, and he gave of himself to others, especially to those who could not give back.

Here are some quotes from ReformedLost Boy's post:

Widows, orphans, and travellers; these are the folks that have nothing to call their own and nothing to offer to others.  These are the lowest of the low, the poorest of the poor and God demonstrates his greatness and power by taking care of them.  To be the greatest is to serve the lowest.  The first shall be last, the least is actually the greatest....

Christ shows us what greatness is...what real obedience is.  It is to be humble and care nothing for ourselves but rather to give ourselves for others...
You'll want to read the rest of that post!

Kenny might have been low in the eyes of many in this world, but he was great in the eyes of Father, and in the eyes of those who experienced Jesus' love through Kenny.

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