March 20, 2018 – Tuesday
Matthew 25:40b) [NKJV] Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.
My friend’s mother passed, and she is fighting depression. Herself a single mother of two young daughters, she must hold down two jobs. This young lady combats her own troubles even though she sometimes feels the world is crumbling around her. She does this by finding ways to serve God and engage in works of compassion.
Recently, she spent most of a day-off with her church family – preparing a meal to be served at a homeless shelter later that evening. As she talked about her experience, a sense of true joy radiated from her – a sign of Christ’s love for her was in her.
Now, this simple act of service to others may not seem earth-shattering. It did not solve all the homeless problems. But, something great took place for His Kingdom. Over 40 hungry people were fed and blessed by my friend’s willingness to engage in works of compassion.
Christ’s words remind you and me, as Christian public servants, that we serve Him directly when we serve, “the least of these.”
So, are you willing to give of yourself? Will you do so this week? Will you find the time and priority to engage in works of compassion – despite what is going on in your life?
Before or after work, or on a day-off, accept His invitation to serve the least of His. And like my friend, you will be truly blessed as you follow Jesus.
Our Father in heaven, bless my works and allow me to show compassion and mercy by elevating the need. Show me how to bless others as You bless me. Let Your light shine through me so that all may see Your goodness and give You glory. I ask all of this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Katherine Zasadny, MPA
Hiawatha Care Center (CNA)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa USA