34 ‘Then the King will say to those on his right, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 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, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was ill and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”
37 ‘Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you ill or in prison and go to visit you?”
40 ‘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.”
Last night many of the volunteers for the Winter Night Shelter at Wormley met to get to know each other. It was really exciting seeing the vision that God has given us coming together! Part of the excitement comes from doing something new, and part comes from the joy of knowing we are doing something that is accordance with God’s will – in some way, as we do this and the Foodbank and the Toddler Group and Street Pastors, and Young Life and… we are doing to for those we serve and for Christ.
Father, help us to see Christ in those that we serve, and may those who we serve see Christ in us.