John 10:13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
Jesus explains, in this passage, the difference between Him and someone who would be paid to take care of us. He loves us. He gives His life for us.
The guy who takes care of the sheep for money will run when there is danger. He doesn’t care about the sheep. He only cares about himself. Jesus cares for all of us.
We should learn from Jesus how to treat people. It costs to be a Sunday School teacher. It costs to work in the nursery or teach Children’s church but it is worth it.
We should take each of these ministries seriously. We should work at expressing love to God’s people. Of all people we should be the ones that love, that forgive, that care because we have experienced all of that from Him.
Let’s do this from the heart and not for personal gain. Let’s love people like Jesus does!