Get Your Serve On

July 30, 2009 — Leave a comment

photoErica and I went to a little Mexican food place on Monday for lunch. We walked in and it was full of people who were from the surrounding neighborhood. Let me see if I can set the stage. The neighborhood is on “the avenue” which is known for it’s rough setting, tattoo shops, used car dealerships and prostitutes. Do you understand the setting?

Erica insisted that we go there because she loves the tacos. There was one table with three guys – chains, tats, and hardcore looking guys. When they left the place, one of them forgot his skateboard. We noticed and Erica said, “Should I go give it to him?” Now let me set that stage. My wife, Erica, is a blonde 25-year-old and 8 months pregers!

The juxtaposition of these two people was pretty cool. That’s what the Kingdom of God is like. All kinds of people. All different backgrounds, styles and looks. Different neighborhoods, different in every way but the same in one huge way. The Kingdom of God is full of people who have been rescued by Jesus Christ. And these people love to serve. When’s the last time you did some random act of kindness? What was it?