At Bible study we've been examining our hearts- giving Him our all. And the other week our focus was loving Him with all our hearts. And isn't that what this season is all about? Loving the One who gave all to come, the One who promises to return again? As I sat in His presence the other day, I asked Him-
What does loving You with all my heart look like? And He answered clear as a bell... "I'm telling the solemn truth: Wherever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was Me- you did it to Me." -Matthew 25:37-40 The Message
And I saw Him. Overlooked and ignored. She wears white hair, and hobbles around this house. She is out of breath. She rides her chair lift down the stairs each morning. There is often negativity on her tongue- which makes me want to ignore her. And yet, Jesus wants me to see Him... locked up inside a dying body... calling for my time, help and love. If I am impatient or annoyed- it is toward Him. That isn't how I want to respond to my dear Savior. And so I shouldn't respond to her that way either.
I took the time to apologize yesterday. For failing to love her, even while I am serving her. And I heard myself talking to Him. Daily I fail to love Him, even while I am busy serving Him. What does He look like to you this season? Where have you seen Him? How are you treating Him?