Six months ago my husband and I began an endeavor that involves chickens. Recently we added a new hen into the mix. I have heard the expression ‘establishing a pecking order’ but I never really knew what it looked like. It has been amazing to watch each of the chickens stretch themselves out to look bigger, flap their wings, peck at each other, and try to take over. Seems everyone wants to be “Queen of the coop”. It’s the same way with a lot of people.
That got me thinking about this Serve Day- both Part I on June 1 and Part II on June 29. At every project all you saw were people working- there was no difference between the CEO’s and the homeless. There was no puffing, or flapping, or pecking; everyone had laid aside their desire to be “King or Queen of the coop” and was just focused on serving. Now every time I watch the chickens it’s a good reminder to me to lay aside my haughty attitude, my perceived self-worth, even my own agenda and just serve. After all, that’s what Jesus did and He’s the one I really want to be like!