Joy in the Morning
The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.' “
Okay, here I am again, disrupting your peace of mind. Oh, I know you like your traditions and celebrations just the way they are. But remember, my soul is disquieted with the refrain, “O, come to my heart Lord Jesus, there is room in my heart for thee.” Yes, still! And so I am continuing to contemplate what it truly means to invite Jesus into my heart and home. Consider the following passage from Luke 14: 12-14:
“When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.
And reflect on this: “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you invited me in. I needed clothes and you clothed me. I was sick and you looked after me. I was in prison and you came to visit me. . .whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mind, you did for me” (Matthew 25:35-36).
Can you make room for the least of these? How will you serve Him this Christmas? Reach out in love! Who will be your invited guest at dinner?