I don’t necessarily see myself as a car enthusiast, but that they entice me. Back in high school, I was really into them, but not as much now. That said, I still love cars; looking at them, admiring their features, more so driving them! But this is not about me and cars, though it does involve cars and I 😉
Again, I was with a couple of friends having a chit chat. The night was creeping in and as we were saying our goodbyes, a nearby car was reversing from the curb in order to pull into the street. It reversed and unknowingly landed in a trench. Long story short, after 45 minutes of struggling, he got out of the gutter, having got all the help he needed.
Service is all about helping those who are helpless and hopeless. That we are called to give a helping hand to those who most definitely cannot help themselves. In this scenario, the driver was stranded, alone, not knowing anyone in the area; had we left him there, it would have costed him so much more. He would have to tow his truck, call his parents and so much more that is just too much drama which isn’t necessary.
We are reminded in Philippians 2:3-5 “Do nothing from selfishness or conceit, but in humility count others better than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interest of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus.”
So look not to your own interests, but to the interest of others. This does not mean you do not take care of yourself just because you are busy caring for others, but that your interests are not your only thought. This is the mindset bestowed upon us by Christ himself.
Have yourself a giving-day!