Thursday, November 14, 2013

Loving the Least of these

On Sunday, our Pastor preached on Matthew 25:35-39.
"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; 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, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’"

Our pastor went onto say who the "least of these were"... the one that stuck out to me the most was when he said the "elderly" are the least of these. 
When you see a man or woman in a wheel chair, white hair, drooling because of age, what do you think? Do you think, "They're old! I don't want to go near them!"? Or, do you think, "Even through that old age, they are so precious!"
This really hit me this last week. My parents and grandparents are getting older. It's in our families vision to take care of the elderly. When my parents get old, they'll stay with us kids, because then, it will be our turn to take care of them, and to comfort and provide for them.

But, it's not just the "elderly" that are the least of these. It's the widow, orphan, the lonely, the leaper, the one who has diseases. These, are the least of these.
So, go out of your way, and help someone out!
"Let brotherly love continue. Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels."
~Hebrews 13:1-2~
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1 comment:

  1. So I was pretty sure Iwas following you but it didn't show me in your followers. I fixed that though. =) Great post! It makes me sad when people treat the above mentioned like outcasts and someone who's not worth the time of day. I love visitng at nursing homes and bringing smiles to their faces. The elderly really do love having someone young talk and visit with them. I'll be old one day and I'll want people to visit me.

    ~Chasity S.
    P.S. Thanks for commenting on my blog! It's encouraging to hear people believe the same as I do. =)


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