A while back, my 5-year old son and I were “jamming”–he’s got the music bug just like his dad. Afterwards, he looked at me and said, “I love you dad. When I grow up, I want you to be in my band.”
I replied, “I love you, too! It makes me so happy to know that you want me to be a part of your band. Will I sing, play guitar, or both?”
To which he responded, “I don’t want you to sing or play anything, I just want you to be in charge of Security.”
GULP! That was a tremendous blow to the old ego! I thought to myself, “I’ve been singing and playing guitar for a long time…why on earth do I have to get stuck doing Security?”
Fast forward to a couple of nights ago: My son said, “Dad, remember how I said that when I grow up, I want you to be in charge of Security in my band?” (As if I could’ve forgotten that!)
“Yes buddy. Believe me, I remember that, very well!”
“I’ve changed my mind–you can play guitar and sing, now. I’ll get someone else to do Security”, he replied.
Once again, my heart melted in humility.
Ultimately, it doesn’t matter whether I’m the “front-man” for my son’s band, or, in charge of “Security”. It’s not about position–it’s merely about serving him, which is what Christ did for you and I.
In my previous blog, “PUBLIC RESTROOMS” I said that my prayer for 2010 is, “Lord, may I become less, while you and others become more.” If you have time today, take a look at Philippians 2, which teaches us about the importance of humility, and imitating the servant nature of Christ.