The Beauty of Being A Servant
Some people are thinking that ushering ministry is the most lowly ministry in the church. As we see, those people are arranging the chairs, doing some chores, greet here, greet there, and so many others.
But this is another time to break some mindsets. As what Paul said in 1 Corinthians:
Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.
– 1 Corinthians 12:12, 14
Paul compared the church to a body, different parts, different purposes, but one body. Just imagine if your body is just one big eye, where will be your other senses? The same thing in church, if all people were concentrated in just one ministry, how the church will work? First, this is the beauty of being a servant, to be specific, being an usher, without them, the church will not work.
Second, and the most important, Jesus had set an example of being a servant. He is God who came down here on earth not to be served, but to serve. The best example Jesus had set? It was when He washed His disciples’ feet (John 13:1-17). And Jesus said to His disciples:
Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.
– John 13:14
This article not just apply only for those in ushering ministry, it applies to all of us. We experience always being ordered to do this and that, and sometimes we felt that those people are treating us like maids. But that’s not true. Jesus already set an example for all of us to see the beauty of being a servant. And lastly, you are not serving people, you are serving God.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,
– Colossians 3:23
Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave—just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
– Matthew 20:25-28