The Christian Public Servant – “those who have no defender”

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March 26, 2018 – Monday

Reading

Proverbs 23:10-11 [NKJV] Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless: for their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee.

Matthew 18:10 [NKJV] Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven.

Reflection

My work took me to a larger city where I witnessed homeless children on the streets. Young teenagers and it was a school day, but none were waiting for a bus. It was around breakfast time, but none looked like they had anything to eat. What shocked me the most were the adults walking by them without a glance. How could this happen, I thought? And what could I do?

Scripture warns about mistreating children, especially those who have no defender. We are reminded that their redeemer is mighty and their angels see the face of God. Hence, Jesus cautions not to despise any of them.

This morning, when you are on your way to work, do not forget those who have no defender. What I did was to take a little more time and buy those children a fast-food breakfast. I wasn’t late for work and, even if I was, I know was pleasing Christ. You can, too.

Today, search and protect those who have no defender. Like you, their salvation comes from the Lord. And you will still get to work!

Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank You for sending me to defend and protect those who have no defender. I know You are Defender and Redeemer to all of us. In the name of Your Son, I pray. Amen.

Noah M. Griffing, MPA
Worldwide Flight Services
Belgrade, Montana USA

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