Greatness is in the air these days. Thanks to Donald Trump, who wants to “make America GREAT again.” Even my home country’s national anthem begs “God [to] bless our homeland Ghana, and make our nation GREAT and strong.” But greatness is not by economic, military, or political might, nor by building walls—literal or metaphorical. Scripture defines true greatness as excellence in humility and sacrificial service. “Greatness is planted in the seedbed of humility, it’s watered by the deeds of servanthood & it’s cultivated by the hands of perseverance until it finally yields the harvest of royalty” (Kris Valloton). Jesus said “Whoever desires to become GREAT among you shall be your servant. And whoever of you desires to be FIRST shall be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Mark 10:43-45). May the Lord make us TRULY great again.—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim
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