Luke 19:10 (NKJV)
10 for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
Why did Jesus come to earth? Isaiah said the government would be upon His shoulders. Israel expected the Christ to be a conquering King who would expel the Romans and take over Israel. He was to “Make Israel Great Again!” Don’t the people serve the king? The King of Kings came, instead, to serve the people. He came to seek and save that which was lost.
Who are the lost? I saw a tattoo which said “Not all who wander are lost.” Are the lost all men who refused to ask directions? It’s not a “that” but a “those” who were lost. This speaks of those who are far away from God. There are different ways to be lost. Being lost could be without education. Being lost could be without hope. Being lost could be those without hope. Jesus spoke about the Kingdom of Heaven being near. He gave many analogies to explain His Kingdom but the people of His day sought and earthly kingdom. Jesus came to bring hope and grace. He took a towel and washed the feet of His disciples and asked them and us to do likewise. We are here to serve.
Although we are serving here by providing dental checkups, our service brings hope. It is a sign that each child and person matters. By caring for students, staff and alumni, we are instilling hope. Grace abounds because Jesus shines out through us. Jesus gave each of us the glory of God. When we serve, that glory illuminates our corner of the world. And our corner is not just Liberty Corner. It extends to Honduras as well. We, too came to serve! In His name!