Luke 6:38, Give, and it will be given to you.  A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap.  For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

     By accepting Jesus as our savior we come to know God.  Through studying the scriptures we grow in faith and understanding.  By serving others, as an extension of knowing Christ and maturing in faith, we can become happier and live more fulfilling lives.  

     It is wonderous that people derive joy by serving others and giving of themselves. By giving to others, by serving our fellow man and woman, we can experience a sense of fulfillment that cannot be found in any other way.

     There are so very many ways in which we can serve others.  We can serve within our church by helping in the kitchen, being an usher, helping to decorate the sanctuary or by serving in a leadership capacity.  We can also help our neighbors who have need for assistance.  This can be as simple as collecting their mail while they are away from home or shoveling a snow covered driveway.  We can even serve as a volunteer with one of the many community programs to help those in need.  The opportunities are plentiful and many of them provide an opportunity to tell others how Jesus has led you to serve.

     Those who have come to experience God, and have grown in faith, should serve others just as Christ and his Apostles served others.

     Acts 20:35, “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”