In Exodus 21:5-6 we read "But if the slave plainly says 'I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free,' then his master shall bring him to God, and he shall bring him to the door or the doorpost. And his master shall bore his ear through with an awl, and he shall be his slave forever." This is exactly how I feel concerning God. In life we learn selfishness is sin, and ultimately leads to meaninglessness, sorrow, and death. To serve is the highest honor, and to do so in love is the greatest joy. I wish to be a bond-servant to God and Jesus Christ. I love my master and trust him so much, that I would give up my sin and have him mark me, and keep me forever. And knowing that I will forever be his servant by the Holy Spirit inside me gives me the greatest joy, because God is the best master we could have. We were not made to be taker and consumers. Sin turns us into a black hole, sucking up everything we want until there is nothing left, and then eventually consuming ourself. That is death. But we were made to be happy and loving to all people and things, feeding on eachother's joy! By serving and loving others we love ourselves! And even more so when we serve and love God, because he blesses us all the most! So I just wanted to share my desire for us all to be bond-servants of Jesus and God, willfully serving our great and glorious God. Not caring about our own house, or life, but the life and house our God has for all of us to be in! Singing and praising his name, because he has the most glorious will. It gives us true joy because we could never have the perfect will God has. So for us to be his servants, he gives us his will, and we get to live it out! How awesome is that! God gives us meaning! And salvation through his son Jesus Christ! Let us all be pierced in our ears, singing humbly to our master, our God, Jesus Christ.