How we see things is a matter of perspective, and we are each limited by the experiences our lives have brought us. We simply cannot be truly objective.

But our Maker sees it all, knows every experience, and sees us - each one - with absolute clarity.

The result is love and acceptance. Open yourself now to be seen clearly, and to be loved.

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When the ten heard this, they began to be angry with James and John. So Jesus called them and said to them, “You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all.

Mark 10:41-44

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Who is great in the sight of God?

We only need to look to the example Jesus set as a model for us. In contrast to many people in positions of leadership who seek to gain more power and privilege for themselves, Jesus was always seeking to honor God and live God’s purposes.

It’s easy to get caught up in what is best for ourselves. When we are stressed or afraid, we instinctively “look out for number one.” But true greatness in God’s eyes is to humble ourselves and serve others so that they might know God’s love through us.

Greatness is not measured by how many people serve us, but by how many people we serve for God. Our place in the sight of God is to give our lives as Jesus gave his, serving others first to show God’s grace, love and mercy.

Jeff Light

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Teach me to serve you and serve others humbly so that in me, they will see you. Amen.

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There is a place for you,
A place where you are always safe.
It is found wherever you are,
Always within sight of the God
Who loves you,
Cares for you,
Seeks the very best for you,
And watches you

All the way home.

Jeff Light

Jeff Light is a Presbyterian minister from the Kansas City area. He is also a training manager for a non-profit organization. Jeff has a daughter in college, a son in high school, and two dogs.

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