READING: Mark 13:32-37, Matthew 24:36-51, Matthew 25:1-46
Hungry. Thirsty. A stranger. Naked. Sick. In prison. All kinds of folks who often can’t help themselves. They may do their best, but still they need a helping hand.
All kinds of folks who often find themselves on the outskirts of society. For whatever reason, they don’t often fit with more prosperous people.
All kinds of folks whose future might look dim. Hope is distanced from their hearts.
All kinds of folks who can’t offer much in return. Should anyone help them, it’s likely “thank you” is the best they can offer.
All kinds of folks like you and me apart from Jesus. We can’t help ourselves. We’re sinners separated from our Creator, hopeless and outcast. We have nothing to offer. Eternal punishment awaited . . . until Jesus stepped into our lives and made us His children. Now, as His children, we must minister to these “all kinds of folks” so they might know Him, too.
PERSONAL REFLECTION: How are you ministering to folks today?
DAILY PRAYER: “Father, convict me not to walk past hurting people today.”
TOMORROW’S READING: Mark 14:1-2, Matthew 26:1-5, Luke 22:1-2, Mark 14:10-11, Matthew 26:14-16, Luke 22:3-6, Mark 14:12-16, Matthew 26:17-19, Luke 22:7-13, John 13:1-17, Mark 14:17-26, Matthew 26:20-30, Luke 22:14-30, John 13:18-30