To Serve

It’s why He came, really.

It’s why Jesus left His throne in heaven and took on flesh and came to earth.

It’s why he taught people and healed them and endured the cross.

It’s all for one purpose: to serve.

“The Son of Man did not come to be served,” Jesus said of himself, “but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:28).

Ironically, Jesus said those words to a mother asking for a special reward for her sons. She wanted them to receive special honor, above everyone else.

But Jesus replied that his kingdom is an upside down one, where the greatest and first will be servants and slaves. He said that he—God in flesh—didn’t come to be honored by people. He came to serve them. Even to the point of death, Jesus served those who could not possibly pay Him back—“while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

At the Blackbox home in the Dominican Republic, everyone—from the school teacher and counselor to the house parents and country directors—came to serve. They didn’t join the Blackbox team because it was easy or to receive a special honor. They joined because they wanted to serve.

Our team overseas cares for boys in need—teaching and offering healing in His name—to honor the One who served us all.

Want to help change the story for our boys, and hundreds of thousands like them? Now’s your chance to serve.

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