Throughout ALERT training, we are always pushing the guys to be eager and ready to serve. But why do we emphasize service so much? To answer that question we must begin by looking at our example, Jesus Christ, who said that He “came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many” Mark 10:45b ESV.
What better way do we have of testifying about our Lord, and the authenticity of our obedience to Him, than to walk as he walked? And what better way is there to combat the self-focus and pride in our hearts than step in and offer to help those around us in their time of need? Especially in this Christmas season, may we all be ready to serve those that God places in our paths.
For Christ and His kingdom,
Captain Daniel Hawley
ALERT 2nd Phase Training Officer