Thoughts on life from Pat Oaks
The Bible tells us that Jesus came, not to BE served, but to serve.
We have been studying that with our Tuesday night Discipleship group. It's a small group. Only six boys. We meet every Tuesday night to eat and study the Bible. We have recently been talking about what it means to be a true disciple of Jesus. If we truly want to be like Him, we have to be servants.
A friend of John thomas' who sometimes does gigs with him, also comes. She plays Cello. She asked Tommy and John boy if they would come and cut a tree down for her last week. They did and came back saying her yard needed some work. We decided to put our faith into action and go clean up Kathryn's yard. The boys met at our house and we took the truck and some tools from The Dream Center and drove to Kathryn's.
Tommy started the night with a short lesson about being a servant. (This was after feeding them pizza for fuel!) Then he asked who had not ever used a hedge trimmer. Hands went up and he assigned those boys to be hedge trimmers. He asked the same question about a weed eater, a mower and a sledge hammer! (We did NOT ask who had never used a chain saw!) Then we went to work. We worked until dark, then packed our tools and headed home....a VERY satisfied group of people.
When I look at Wesley, Lake, Joseph, Martin, Zachees, and Allan, I don't see 15 and 16 year old boys. I see great men of God, going forth into this world as servants.
"The greatest among you will be your servant." Matthew 23:11