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Called to Go

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Reading: Matthew 25: 31-46

Verse 40: “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me”.

Today’s passage is an interesting one to begin the new year with. I think it is very appropriate. As we consider our year ahead, our faith should be our first consideration. Our faith calls us to follow Jesus and this passage speaks directly to what that looks like. He is the light and hope and love of the world. Matthew 25 challenges us to be all of these things. It especially calls us to the poor and to the marginalized.

In all of our cities, towns, communities, neighborhoods, and churches, we have folks who are hungry and thirsty – physically and spiritually and emotionally. To these, may we offer sustenance, God’s Word, and support and encouragement. We all have folks around us who are strangers or on the outside looking in. To these may we offer fellowship and belonging. We all know others who are lacking adequate clothing or other necessities. To these may we offer a coat or whatever else we can to meet their needs. We all know folks who are sick or who are incarcerated. To these may we offer our presence and our prayers. We can go and spend time, offering encouragement and the light of Jesus Christ.

For many of us, today is a day off. Who can we take a little time to bless today? Will it be one who is hungry or thirsty? Will it be one who is sick or imprisoned? Will it be one in need? It is to these that we are called to go. In going to these, we meet Jesus in their presence. “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me”. May we do for Jesus today.

Prayer: Lord, put me where I can see you today. Lead me to those in need, to those on the edges. Amen.

3 thoughts on “Called to Go

  1. OPEN THE EYES OF MY HEART , LORD OPEN THE EYES OF MY HEART I WANT TO SEE YOU,
    OPEN THE EYES OF MY HEART, I WANT TO SEE YOY HIGHAND LIFT UP SHINING IN THE
    LIGHT OF YOUR GLORY .
    POUR OUT YOUR POWER, AND LOVE AS WE SING, HOLY HOLY , HOLY AND
    WE SING , HOLY , HOLY, HOLY, HOLY , HOLY , I WANT TO SEE YOU, SEE YOU. AMEN

  2. LORD I LIFT YOUR NAME UP HIGH , LORD I LOVE TO SING YOUR PRAISES,
    IM SO GLAD YOUR IN MY LIFE, IM SO GLAD YOU CAME TO SAVE US.
    YOU CAME FROM HEAVEN TO EARTH TO SHOW THE WAY,
    FROM EARTH TO THE CROSS MY DEBT TO PAY FROM THE CROSS TO THE GRAVE,
    FROM GRAVE TO THE SKY, LORD I LIFT YOUR NAME ON HIGH, HIGH. AMEM

  3. HAPPY NEW YEARS DAY, PASTOR JOHN. TO YOU AND YOUR BELOVED FAMILY, I PRAY THIS NEW YEAR DAY, GOD HAS GIVES EACH OF US,
    YOU ALL FEEL HIS LOVE AND HIS GLORY, MAY HE GROW HIS CHURCH THREW YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, BE BLESSED AND COVER YOU ALL IN HIS LOVE.

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