As God’s Son, Jesus deserved a palace with a throne, complete with servants waiting on His every need or desire. Yet for Jesus, it wasn’t about the lap of luxury or the fame. Jesus came for a different reason. He came to save us, and He focused His attention on serving, not being served. That is why in November we will be focusing on service: lending a hand to help someone else.
All month we will lean into God’s heart and discover what it means to reflect His character to the world around us. Our hope is that our CITY and ALLEY kids will soon discover something more about service. It’s not just what people do for us, but rather what we need to be doing for the people around us.
That’s why our memory verse this month is Matthew 5:16, “Let your light shine so others can see it. Then they will see the good things you do. And they will bring glory to your Father who is in heaven.” The purpose of serving others isn’t so people will see how good you are. Rather, when you serve others, they see a reflection of God, which brings glory to Him.
God is up to something big in this world, and the amazing thing is that He wants us to be part of it. This month as we learn what it means to lend a hand and serve others, we pray kids are inspired to use what they have to join in the work God is doing and make a difference in the world!