September 24, 2020

By Susan McBreairty
"And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet,
you ought to wash each other’s feet."
John 13:14
Service to others is a path I have taken throughout my personal life and professional career. And I have been truly blessed in doing so. I have always been ‘mission oriented’ and I’ve been privileged over the years to be in service for causes that seek to help marginalized and vulnerable people. I really do want to be ‘a good and faithful servant’. Being in service to others gives my soul energy and fulfillment. I seek to answer the call to be in service because the desire to serve was planted in me at an early age.

Lest I present myself as being a selfless person, be assured along the way I’ve been extremely selfish and shamefully self-serving, too. Though I am grateful that my heart harkens back to God and He gives me opportunity after opportunity to be of service. Currently, I’m employed as a ‘public servant’ working for a public health agency. Every day that I show up for work (though have been teleworking 100% over the last months and will continue to for the foreseeable future), I am one of thousands who have dedicated their skills to disease detection and providing guidance to prevent illness and injury.
I’m a person who needs to be inspired and choosing how I spend the best part of my day is important. There’s no lack of inspiration around me on a daily basis both from my work, my family, and friends, and the community of APC. APC’s staff, its members, and friends of the church, are constant sources of inspiration. I need that in my life and am blessed to receive as I try to give of myself.
Creator of the heavens and earth, thank you for caring for all your children and giving us varied ways to serve others. Keep us aware of those who need our help and attention. Thank you for your undying love.
In Jesus’ holy name, amen.
Alpharetta Presbyterian Church
180 Academy Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009