Dunbar Cave Campus Pastor
“2 And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. 3 Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty. 4 But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”
I took a cruise in high school with my family. And one of my favorite parts about the cruise was meal time because you could order as much food as you wanted. Of course you paid for this service as a part of the cruise package. But it was awesome! I remember we had a waiter that was just on it. If our plates were empty, he was there to pick them up or ask if we wanted anything else. If our drink cups were empty, he was there before we even noticed we were still parched. He constantly checked in on us. He was there to serve us. And we left feeling like we were cared for. He was one who waited on tables.
Who are those who should serve or wait on tables in the church? Who are those who are called to minister to people? Those who are full of the Spirit and of wisdom. I hope that we are all full of the Spirit. God certainly tells us to be filled by the Spirit. Paul prays that we would grow in the knowledge and wisdom of God. And we know from other places in Scripture that we all have a part to play (Ephesians 4; 1 Corinthians 12). What do you think your role is in God’s church? What is your part to play? Whose table are you waiting on? Let us serve with joy and gladness and model the ministry of Jesus to others (Mark 10:45).