Thursday, January 12, 2012

Unselfish Love

Matthew 10:42 And if you give even a cup of cold water to one of the least of my followers, you will surely be rewarded. (NLT)

Though unselfish acts often dwarfed by their opposites, I’ve experienced quite a few nevertheless. The thousand dollar check enabling my survival until the first semester of college started. A hundred dollar bill tucked in a Christmas card helping pay a past due bill. Someone’s donated tax refund check buying me a needed set of tires. Even the twenty dollar bill when we needed milk and juice. All unselfish acts of kindness-some large, some small, but all performed with a loving heart. The least of Jesus’ followers were small children. Children can’t and sometimes won’t return a favor, but God notices and rewards the tiniest deed of compassion we unselfishly execute in his name. Obeying God’s promptings ensures the acts are just those needed at the correct time and for the right person. Cold water doesn’t tempt the person who isn’t thirsty, but it’s a welcome site for a parched throat.

We never go wrong when doing right.