Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Matthew 25:37-40: Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, "Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed, or thirsty and give You drink? And when did we see You a stranger and welcome You, our naked and clothe You? And when did we see You sick or in prison and visit you?" And the King with 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."
It's amazing what many people do without any desire for accolades or for appreciation. It is awesome when people serve, "Just because." And when someone else points out the service act, the one who served doesn't want the attention. The answer we say is, "I saw a need and I took care of it."
That is the personality and faith of the righteous servers. They have no desire to draw attention to themselves. It is all about the service and the people who are in need.
That is Service to the King
The righteous servers serve the King through meeting the needs of those who can't fend for themselves. That is how God, our King, wants us to serve.
We see God and all that He has done for us. God provides all that we need to support this body and life. God provided salvation of sin through Jesus. God, our King, provides life through Jesus' resurrection and ascension.
And we serve because of God's service to us. We "just do it" because we love God. We serve in humility and grace without any desire for recognition and fanfare. And when God the King draws attention to it, our answer is, "I was just 'doing my job.'"
Pastor Robert Hemsath joined Faith Lutheran Church and School as the Senior Pastor in January 2017. Pastor Hemsath comes to FLC from Christ the King Lutheran Church in Waxahachie, TX. He has also served congregations in Aberdeen, ID and Pocatello, ID. He has been a Lutheran pastor for the past 20 years.