Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who 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 drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 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 see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’
And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
Only, they asked us to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do.
I think it is so important in marriage to have similar, if not the same, goals. And as believers this centres in our faith. For this reason, I am excited about how God is building Glenn and I more and more together in vision. We always theorised wanting to follow God radically, but now we are truly seeking to start living it. One of the chief commands we see in the Bible – both Old and New Testament – is to care for the poor and lowly. Glenn and I are in a place and time where God is sending us out to just this group of people in our area.
My action for today: Minister together amongst the poor, taking baby with us – we value family ministering together and want our children to grow up equally comfortable with poor, rich, black, white, Australian, South African, clean, dirty – aka, equally comfortable with everyone!
My prayer for today: Keep drawing our heart more and more into you, Lord. Work in us true compassion. Give us your heart for the poor, the least, the abandoned, the hungry, the lonely and the hurting. Let us be your hands and feet in this world. Send us out in the power of your love, counting the cost of staying at home too great! In Christ’s name, Amen.