Called to Serve
I have always loved the story of young Samuel who, when he heard the Lord calling, responded, “Speak, for thy servant heareth.” [see I Samuel 3:1-10]
Centuries later, the Apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians in a similar way: “For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord’s freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ’s servant.”[I Corinthians 7:22]
Samuel was a towering figure in the Old Testament as was Paul in the New. Each had many followers and each shaped the course of history. But each also thought of himself as a servant, following when he was called.
High Ridge House is blessed by the calling of our dedicated Christian Science nurses, staff, and volunteers. Each CS nurse has made a commitment to help others in times of need. Add to that a demonstrable knowledge of Christian Science practice, the practical wisdom necessary in a sick room, and the ability to take proper care of the sick [see Manual 49:7-13]
, then each Christian Science nurse is indeed “Christ’s servant,” called with “skill in comfort’s art.” [Retrospection 95: 4-12]
Each volunteer at High Ridge House is also following a call to serve, and that service is greatly appreciated. We recently thanked our many volunteers at a picnic at HRH
. Later, one volunteer wrote, “...while serving … I feel like I am supporting the cause of Christian Science as well.” Another wrote that she feels “blessed to have the opportunity to give and share the gift I have …”
Perhaps you have felt the calling to serve in some way. Many volunteering opportunities
at High Ridge House can be found on our website. There are also two important ways you can serve our mission right from your home:
- By giving specific prayerful treatment in support of High Ridge House and its mission
- By helping us fill several key positions. Do you know of someone who may be called to serve in this way?
Whether grand or humble, if Love calls and the spirit of Love permeates the service we give, then we, too, are Christ’s servants – blessing both others and ourselves. However you are called, may it be in the service of our Maker. [see Science and Health 79:21-32]
With love from High Ridge House,