Thanks to THE King

 As I read yesterday and today in a devotional, it was talking about gratitude and giving thanks. I want to share what the writer of this week’s devotionals shared this morning. It was so awesome! Here it is:
What do I do that matters? Sometimes I ask myself questions like this. Did I end world hunger today? Did I bring an end to war? Did I find a cure for cancer? On and on the questions go, and the answer to each one is, “No.” I want to make a difference. I want to do something that matters, but it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the world’s need.
I suspect that most people probably want to do something important. In today’s scripture, Jesus is recognizing a group of people who have made a difference. Jesus isn’t interested in their popularity or money. He doesn’t even mention their church attendance or how many times a week they read their Bibles. According to Jesus, these people have made a difference because they offered their food, drink, friendship, clothing and care to people who didn’t seem matter to the rest of the world.
We may not save the world today, but maybe we can give what we have to help someone who seems not to matter much. In God’s eyes, when we care for someone who seems unimportant, we are caring for Jesus. I’m pretty sure that matters a lot. ~ Dixie Ford

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.'”

 Matthew 25:31-36

 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.'”

 Matthew 25:37-40

O give thanks to the Lord, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples. Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wonderful works. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Psalm 105:1-3 

So, this Thanksgiving, remember what Jesus says in these verses, what IS important is being there for your friends and strangers and giving of yourself and what you have to share.  May you have a blessed Thanksgiving!

In His Steps,


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