Mathew 25:40 – And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
Have you ever gone on a Mission Trip or participated in a large project that helped the less fortunate? Experiences like this are so rewarding for all concerned. I think we all have a great feeling of accomplishment when we can be a part of something like this. It’s usually a big production and we plan for weeks and for that relatively short period of time we have the heart of a servant like we never have had in the past. Soon we return home or the project is over and we go back to living our lives and literally passing up missionary chances on a daily basis.
In the scripture above Jesus is summarizing all the things we could do for others in His service. The planned Mission Trips and Community Service Projects are a great way to do this but when you think about it there are countless small things we can do on a daily basis to reach those around us. Something as seemingly insignificant as taking a grocery cart from someone in a parking lot to save them a trip or asking a neighbor if they need anything from the store could make a world of difference in a person’s day maybe even in their life.
I guess I’m just thinking out loud here, but have performing “random acts of kindness” become cliché’? so instead we just go about our day and live for what we want/need without even looking around us for what our brother or sister may need? We all feel better when we serve others. . . . God planned it that way. So why not make it a point to do this at least once a day? Start your Perpetual Mission and reach out to someone you know or even a complete stranger. You may be the only Jesus they have ever known.
Colossians 3:24 – knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.