wrote in the November 1990 Reader’s Digest that “the food was superb, and the setting—complete with chandeliers, crystal and silver—was unbelievably elegant.” Even with all that, when the main course arrived, Brian said his mother needed just a little more salt.
After trying the three silver shakers that were on the table, she discovered that each contained pepper. So she called the waiter over only to be told that she must be mistaken, because every table always contained exactly two pepper shakers and one of salt. So Mrs. Mittman proceeded to show him what was on their table. The waiter was horrified, and immediately brought a saltshaker.
When it was time for dessert, the maitre d’ appeared, insisting that they choose something “on the house” because of the oversight. Mrs. Mittman protested, saying, “It’s not that important.”
“But, Madame,” the maitre d’ replied in all seriousness, “what if you had been the
Every day we are presented with choices and options, many of them important, and some of them not so much. What does our service to the King look like? How many
times do we find ourselves in a position to help someone—a friend, a family member, a spouse, even a perfect stranger—but we don’t because it’s not convenient, or we don’t like them, or we won’t get anything out of it?
Paul reminds us that we should be careful to serve as if we were serving Jesus Himself: “Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men, because you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he does….” (Ephesians 6:7-8)
So the next time we find ourselves in a position to help or serve someone—whomever it might be—let us see Jesus in the face of that person, and do our very best. What if he had been The King?
--Rocky Henriques, www.uticabc.com