A few days ago, I was washing dishes. A bit unwillingly. And as I was standing there, I was thinking. (What else can you do when you are washing dishes?) This is what I was thinking:
I can be so unwilling to give up my time to do things for my family (like washing dishes) at times. I want what I want. And I don't want what I don't want. And what I don't want is to give up what I want. :)
Then I started thinking about Jesus. What did He give up? He gave His all-- His glory, His home in heaven, His relationship with His Father, (for a brief time) His very life, for me. Me, who is a worthless sinner, a mere creation of His--one of billions of other sinners. It is stunning, really, when you think about it.
And it made me think how thankful I should be, and how very willing I should be to give up my time to serve others.
It's the least I can do, really.