Service contributes to endless possibilities

By Judy Brandon: Religion Columnist

The concept of servant leadership is a popular approach when talking about leadership theory these days.

From an educational setting to a hospital system to a mammoth corporation, the idea of the leader serving or giving service to subordinates is appealing. Service is a powerful word, whether in the world, in the region, in the state, or in the community in which we live. But what about service in the concept of service to God?

In the Old Testament, Isiah was called to serve and he was willing to do so. Isaiah wrote in the book in the Old Testament that carries his name: “And I heard the voice of the Lord saying ‘Whom shall I send and who will go for us?’ Then I said, ‘Here am I; send me’” (Isaiah 6:8). How is that pertinent to us today?

Many times when the children were small, we would spend a week or weekend at church camp in Glorieta near Santa Fe. When at Glorieta, a person can’t help but be renewed.