Excuse me! I Need Some Help Here?

Rev. Roger Woller March 23, 2020

Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:26-28).

Who is the boss here? Who is in control? Can I talk to the person who is in charge? These are questions you might ask if you want someone fix a problem for you. You want action and you need it now. You want a person who has authority and the power to solve the problem.

What you need is a person who really understands your problem and knows how to fix it. You don’t want a person who thinks he or she is better than you. You don’t want to be looked down on and made to feel like you’re not important. You want someone who has empathy and who cares about what is wrong. 

Let us say your problem is a matter of life and death. If you don’t get help, you will be lost not only now but forever. Not only that, you might not even realize how bad it is. It is not an easy fix either. You didn’t even realize how complicated your problem was. You couldn’t fix it yourself and tried and failed.

So, what is the problem we are talking about?  Who is the person who can help?  Where do we find such a person? Does such a helper even exist?

Sin is the problem. None of us are perfect. We think or do things God does not wants us to do and we don’t do things God wants us to do. We need help.

Jesus is the helper. He is the boss who has empathy. He has walk in our shoes, lived our life, felt our hurt, felt our pain, served in our place, suffered our punishment, died our death, and buried in our place. 
Jesus, the Son of Man, came to serve, and he gave his life as a ransom for each of us. Our Savior left the glories of heaven to serve you and me so we might be rich with the forgiveness of sins and life everlasting. His resurrection proves that His life and death paid the ransom price for us. 

Prayer:Dear Jesus, thank you for being my Savior. Help me to serve others with your love that they, too, may learn to know you as the only one who can help us with our problem of sin. Amen.