Jesus tells us that He “came not to be served but to serve” (Matt. 20:28). And He wasn’t kidding.
Everything He does is an act of service, a gift, to us. And because we live in and by Christ, because He served us first on the cross, because we are a part of His body — the Church — it is our joy to serve those around us: our older brothers, our dear wives, our grumpy neighbors and our sleepy newborns.
Jesus comes to serve you, and He does. He has also given you the gift of serving your neighbors — those people He has placed in your life. So, join us this July in receiving all that God has to give and then, turning right around in joyful service, and loving those in your midst. Thanks be to God, we know you can, and we pray you will.
The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
The Rev. Bart Day, executive director
Office of National Mission