In Someone Else’s Hands
“Without faith it is impossible to please God” (Hebrews 11:6). “The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).
When we become servants, we really are putting ourselves in Someone else’s hands. It’s the sort of thing we don’t like to do, however. “I’ll take care of myself, thank you” is a familiar phrase.
The turning over of ourselves is another part of servanthood that Jesus teaches us. Because He turned Himself over to the Father and became a servant for our sakes, He can now work in our lives every day, helping each of us do the same.
As servants we become lost or identified with Another. That’s what faith is—trusting ourselves to Someone else. Jesus did just that—every day. And, when you consider it, that’s exactly what being faithful is-placing your trust in Someone day after day.
After more than two million miles of air travel, my getting on the plane still requires faith, for at 39,000 feet, my life is most certainly not in my own hands. I am in the hands of the pilot.
You may feel as though you’re at “39,000 feet” with circumstances that are just too complex. Jesus the Servant trusted Himself to His Father. Can you?
INSIGHT: The only hope we have for servanthood is trusting Him who gives all life and conquers death.