To my brothers and sisters in Christ-
I have been given the privilege to write a year-end letter to the Findlay Emmaus Community. What a giving, loving group of people. God has used you to change so many lives!
I truly believe that- in this crazy mixed up world we live in today- the greatest weapon in this world is a servant’s towel- in a servant’s hand -belonging to a servant’s heart! Hell and all its forces cannot shake it. There is no enemy that can defeat it. No one can take advantage of us if we are doing it for the Lord Jesus Christ. Our reward will be from Him.
We must get our eyes off of what we are not- and on Who Jesus Christ our Lord is! We are flawed-He is righteous. We are weak- He is strong. We lack understanding- He is wise. We are not capable- He is able.
The word of God says, “Christ also is the head of the church, which is His body.” Colossians 1:18 ,so when you lay your hand on someone to pray for them, it is Christ’s hand being laid on them. When your feet go to meet a need, it is the feet of Christ going.
The enemy will always be there with a list of why you are not worthy to serve. It’s time to tell him, “No kidding! Duh! That’s why Christ came and died and rose again- to make me worthy!” Then, pick up the towel called grace and serve in love.
We are the most like Him when we love others. I believe God measures us by how we love. I pray this coming year that our servant’s towels are used and well worn. Have the most blessed of holidays!
John 13:4 & 5
So he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around
his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet,
drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.
Humbled –Agreeing with- What God said about Him.
The “Living Word” wiping the dirt from these men.
He was willing to change! To push back from the table.
To move to a place- where to serve- He was able.
He “threw in the towel”. Surrendered His own,
That His hands might be free. for the towel from the throne.
What’s in your hands? Is it His towel or yours?
Will you be a servant, or need to be served?
Will you “throw in the towel”, Surrender your all?
Will you take up Christ’s towel? Will you answer the Call?