When Ronald Reagan selected George H. W. Bush as his Vice President, Poppa asked me what I thought of him. My reply was “Anyone who was selected to be the first Envoy to China and head of the CIA had to have something going on.” And, this week, as President Bush was eulogized, we heard speaker after speaker share about the ways that he had served our nation. He did have something going on indeed – service.
Some in our nation agree with the philosophy and actions of the man and others do not. But, we can come together and agree that President George H. W. Bush was a man who served. He didn’t talk about service, he did it.
I didn’t realize until yesterday that he never wrote an autobiography. He left the assessment of his service to others.
There is an amazing description of service in the Bible. God recognizes the service of faithful followers by saying “I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was homeless and you gave me a room, I was shivering and you gave me clothes, I was sick and you stopped to visit, I was in prison and you came to me.” The scripture reports that the faithful servants were surprised and said “What are you talking about? When did we ever see you hungry and feed you, thirsty and give you a drink? And when did we ever see you sick or in prison and come to you?” The King replied, “I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.”
Friend, we serve God when we follow Him in service to others.
Jill (just one of God’s kids)