Thursday, August 24, 2006

The Ultimate Servant

The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. (Mark 20:28)

August 24th has always been one of the most special days in the calendar year for me, solely because that was the day my Mom was born. Throughout my life, my Mom has been a shining example of what loving, giving, serving, and sacrificing is all about…especially this year when she faced a husband and mom both dying of cancer at the same time. For months, her days and nights were spent selflessly attempting to do anything in her power to make life just a little bit easier for both of them until their passing.

Although the battle was long and incredibly hard, it helped me appreciate my Mom all the more. This side of heaven, I've come to realize I probably won't encounter another person like her; someone with such relentless determination to serve others - no matter the personal cost. But thankfully, one day I know I will again, when I come face to face with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; the greatest servant this world has ever known. Until that day, I can only be thankful that His giving spirit lives on - as evidenced by the remarkable woman I'm so blessed to call Mom.