Looking to God
“If you put these instructions before the brothers and sisters, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, nourished on the words of the faith and of the sound teaching that you have followed.” 1 Timothy 4:6
If you want your students to focus on what is written on the blackboard, focus on that blackboard with them. A good teacher knows the unspoken rule: a student’s attention will naturally follow the teacher’s own. Moreover, that also works for our lives of faith and service.
While we may easily be tempted to focus on those whom we serve, our best modeling is to follow Jesus’ lead. He always looked to God and invites us to do the same. Whether at work, raising children or ministering to others, Jesus invites us to look to him. What a gift we are given when we follow that example. Looking to Christ in our own service, we are not only fed spiritually, but we quietly invite others to see Jesus as well.
Prayer: May we orient ourselves toward Christ, that those around us see what we see. Amen.
Deaconess Catherine Steffen, Gilroy, CA