Our scripture this week is Matthew 10:40-42.

“Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes a prophet as a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever welcomes a righteous person as a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward. And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.”

Jesus talks of how the kingdom will spread, person to person, and of our individual responsibility for this. Each of us must be ready to share our experience so that others may come to know the Lord as we do. Those who welcome the message may then become part of the ongoing work.

We have different gifts to offer and different ways of reaching people. That’s the beauty and wonder of how God made us. One may not understand or relate to what another has to share but someone else may have a story that will open their heart. Jesus needs us all to tell the world of our connection so they might understand and believe.

When you give your life to Him, a marvelous purpose is there for you! God has plans for every one of us and when we say “yes Lord” He puts us into action. Be ready for what He calls you to do for His kingdom.

Gracious God, we are glad to be part of Your wonderful work. Make us useful in Your kingdom that all may know the joy of a life in You. Amen.

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