Jesus expects all of us to serve. But how do we serve Christ? In Matthew twenty-five, Jesus told the parable of the sheep and the goats.
Jesus said that when the Son of Man comes in His glory, He will gather people before Him. On the right will be the sheep and on the left will be the goats. Then Jesus will say to the sheep, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.”
Then, the sheep will ask, “Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? 39 When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’
In this parable, Jesus is teaching us that each one of us needs to serve. Years ago, a Preacher friend of mine, Dr. Paul Powell, had a sermon on this text. The three points of the sermons were; Do little things (give a cup of cold water, take a meal to, give clothing to), For little people with little thought for reward. And that is how we serve Christ.
Today, do some little thing to someone who can’t repay you and do it with little thought for reward.