DON’T NAIL CHRIST
Matthew 25:40-45 (40) – 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.’ (ESV)
Today’s Bible reading reveals part of the events on Judgement Day when Christ will separate the sheep from the goats. He will consider what has been done for the good course as well as what has been left undone. As a result, Christ treats everything done or undone for the helpless as if it were done to Him.
A teacher once told his pupils to draw a picture of a person they disliked and allowed them to throw darts at the drawing. The students drew several pictures before lining up to throw darts. However, the teacher secretly placed the picture of Jesus under each drawing, and many of the students threw their darts with such force that they ripped their targets apart.
After a while, the teacher removed the targets from the wall, and silence fell over the room as all the students saw the disfigured picture of Jesus, with holes and rough marks covering Him. The teacher then re-echoed the words of Jesus: “As you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.” No other words were necessary as the tearful students continued to stare at the picture.
Beloved, this is a call for us to forgive and tolerate one another, even as Jesus gave Himself for us (Romans 5:6-8). As we celebrate the resurrection of Christ, I urge you to do good for humanity and make peace with whosoever has offended you, because whatever you do, you are doing it unto God!
Hymn: Jesus Loves Me — Anna B. Warner (1860)
1. Father, give me the heart to do good, forgive, and let go.
1. Holy Spirit, strengthen my inner man with Your fire!
2. Spend quality time thanking God for the success of the Easter Retreat.
IT IS THE FINAL DAY 3 OF THE PRAYER RETREAT
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