By Scarlett Birge, student news writer, Office of University Communications
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – “Since our world is full of brokenness, we rest in Jesus and serve others in his name,” Dr. Dewayne Norman, senior pastor of Campbellsville Baptist Church, said at Campbellsville University’s chapel service Nov. 11.
He read from Matthew 9:35-38 that says Jesus gives a blueprint showing how to serve others in a broken world.
“You need to be willing to go where Jesus was willing to go,” he said of serving others and getting through brokenness.
Norman said following the path of Jesus is part of being a faithful servant of the Lord. Serving those who are different from ourselves is what Jesus did and what we should be willing to do as well, he said.
“We need to be obedient to the Lord,” he said. “If you’re going to serve broken people, you have to be willing to see what Jesus was willing to see.”
“Jesus did not struggle to see people, but we often do. If you begin to see people and not just their problems, it will totally change your perspective,” he said about looking beyond the surface of people and viewing them as the image of God.
Norman said we need to feel as Jesus feels to be empathetic toward others and be open to hear their story rather than be quick to judge them.
Praying earnestly to the Lord to help with brokenness is how we find rest, he said.
“Whatever brokenness you are experiencing in your life, Jesus sees you too,” Norman said. “The good news is that we can be put back together by the Lord.”
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