Sunday, August 19, 2012

A Call to Action

I read a passage of scripture the other day and it has had a tremendous affect on me. Perhaps God has chosen to reveal it to me now given our current situation.  As followers of Jesus Christ we are called to action and to not sit idly by until He returns.  After all, love is a verb.  What form that action takes is dependent upon the good works that He has set aside for you.  But know this, He has set aside good works for you (Ephesians 2:10).  I encourage you to open yourself up and allow God to touch your heart and then respond to that touch in such a way that will cause the world to notice and God to be glorified.

31 “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy[c] angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. 33 And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 for 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; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 And 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.’
41 “Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: 42 for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink; 43 I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’
44 “Then they also will answer Him,[d] saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’ 45 Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ 46 And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
Matthew 25:31-46

Below is a short video from Reece's Rainbow, a Christian organization specializing in finding homes for orphaned children with disabilities.  They are fantastic and have been with Cathy and I every step of the way on our journey.  Perhaps you too will be called to help.

I leave you with a new favorite quote.  

"I love the recklessness of faith.  First you leap, and then you grow wings."
-William Sloan Coffin

1 comment:

  1. Amen! We continue to pray for you! Tell Bonnie and Eddie hello for us... :)