I want to see the Lord…

May 2, 2013 by  
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Today’s Scripture

Jesus the KingAnd the King will answer and say to them, `Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ – (Matthew 25:40) (NKJV).

 

Thoughts for Today

A woman, truthfully serving the Lord, was incessantly praying “Lord, I want to see you. I want to see your face either in a dream or vision”. It was part of her daily prayer.

HelpOnce she went to a different state on God’s work. One day she was going with her family in a van through a lonely deserted road. Suddenly they saw a man lying without proper clothing by the side of the road. She wanted to help that man and asked the driver to stop the car. Her companions said, “This man may be a drunkard. Why should we get into trouble? Let us pass by.” But on her insistence they stopped the car and she talked to him and came to know that he was very sick and he had no one to take care of him. She talked to him soothingly and gave him food and water and continued her journey.

A few days later in her prayer time she prayed as usual “Lord, I should see you. That is my heart’s greatest desire.” Immediately God revealed to her that she saw him two days ago. She asked when. And God revealed to her that it was He who accepted food and water on the roadside. Then the woman remembered what is written in Matthew 25. Let us meditate on that portion of scriptures.

On the Judgment day Jesus divides the people of the earth into to two groups. To the people on the right He says, “I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.” Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, “Lord, when did we do all these to You?” And then He will answer and say to them, `Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.” Do you see great truth explained in this passage? It shows hoe concerned Jesus is about the least of the people.

JesusMany a time we ask “When there is a true God why do many people suffer in the world? Shouldn’t He do something?” But look at the way God works. He says that helping those in need is our duty. So, should we start an organization to help them? Or something similarly big thing? No, all we need to do is to help them according to our ability. Some don’t help even though they can to avoid getting involved. Some think that if you help once then it will be a repeated task and hence do not help.

Read the verse again. “I was sick and you visited Me;” We see that concern and not the healing gift is given importance. Therefore, be prepared to give help and other loving deeds. Don’t forget one thing. The people on the right did not do it knowing they were doing it to Jesus, but out of love for others. Serve with love expecting nothing in return. You will see Jesus every day!

To see my Jesus – Desires my heart everyday
When will I see Him – And live with Him eternally!

Prayer: Our Loving Heavenly Father, grant us grace to remember that you said “whatever you do to the least, you do to Me” and help the needy people according to our ability. Forgive us for not helping on many occasions even though we were able to help. Help us help others whenever we can expecting nothing in return. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen.”

– daily dose devotional


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