February 24

Written by Bill Grandi on February 24th, 2020

My title is the “S” words.

As I was having my Quiet Time this morning a weird thing happened in my brain. (No comment from the peanut gallery). I started on the letter “S.”  It was egged on by my morning reading of A Good Old Age by Derek Prime. He takes each letter of the alphabet and chooses a topic common to an aging person that begins with that letter. Today’s letter was “S” but I’m still not sure what synapse in my brain was hard-wired this morning. 🙂  Anyway, here are the “S” words I came up with to describe Jesus:

  • Savior- common, expected, grateful for this.
  • Sovereign- over all, in charge, in control.
  • Sincere- when He says He loves me, He means it. Faithful. Present. “I will never leave your or forsake you.”
  • Strong- another word for Omnipotent. A good biblical description used often. “The Lord strong and mighty.”
  • Sacrificial- describes His actions on the cross. “He is the sacrifice once for all.”
  • Sucker- the only negative. Satan’s word for Him at the cross. Satan’s final word because Jesus soon proved who the real sucker was.

The final word for this exercise? SERVANT. Of all the words this might be the one I can most identify with. Not that I exhibit it as often as I should, but Jesus’ whole life was as a servant. He exhibited it to His disciples in John 13. His life as a servant led Him to the cross where He gave Himself away for me. He now serves by interceding for us all at the right hand of the Father.

Being a servant to others is the one quality  I can emulate. I can’t be Savior. That’s reserved for One. I can’t be Sovereign. I make a mess of my own life without ruining others. My sincerity is spotty. My strength fails. My sacrificial life is weak. I am a sucker at times for sin. But I can serve!

“Father, help me to be a servant to all, even as Jesus was. May it know no bounds in its expression to You and to others.”

 

8 Comments so far ↓

  1. Love this post. Do you know Abigail? One of King David’s wives and how she became his wife? I’m sure you do. Many, many years ago, I kept asking The LORD who I was in the Body of Christ? What was my role? Soon I read the story of Abigail. As she said, I am a servant to the servant of The LORD, I knew at that moment that is who I was. My spiritual name is Abigail and I am a servant to the servants of The LORD.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      First, thanks for the kind words Diane. I think you have learned a powerful lesson and to be called Abigail and to fulfill your mission like she did is a testimony to God’s goodness and grace. “proud” of you.

  2. Ryan S. says:

    In the past couple years, I have am finding that having a servant heart has been more difficult for me. I am still serving, but I am finding that I need to check my attitude far more frequently than in the past. In regards to the “S” words I can emulate… Servant should be the one I strive to emulate as often as I can.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      I think it is a common malady Ryan to find being a servant harder. We live in that kind of world that says, “Look out for #1.” Not saying you are since I know you, but it is sometimes hard to go against the grain of our culture.

  3. Yes, when we serve others, something we can do as humans, we are most like Jesus. Do I do it as often as I should? No, but I’m well aware that I need to nurture a servant’s heart for Him.
    Blessings, Bill!

  4. floyd says:

    Yes. A willing servant which is exemplifies that so underrated character trait of humility.

    The Creator humbling Himself before His creation… boggles the mind. But His point is crystal clear.

    Good one.