I was very inquisitive as a child. I was always asking questions. Most adults saw me as a nuisance, but one saw potential. That person was my Grandmother.
She took the time to pour into my life at a young age. She listened and answered all of my questions. At the age of thirteen, I felt the pull of the Lord and she is the one I sought out. I accepted the free gift of salvation in her home.
I am reminded of Matthew 25:40 “And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’” I was a least of these, but she still took the time and effort to provide me with a firm foundation in the Lord.
She poured into my life, not because she knew who I would become, but simply because my life was worth it. She took time to nurture my relationship with the Lord not because she would ever see the fruits of her labor, but because Jesus died for me.
My Grandmother went to Heaven years ago. She never had the opportunity to read one of my books, or blogs, or listen to my podcast. Still, she took the time to teach me about the love of God, guide me in my walk with Him, and buy me my first Bible.
There is a world full of people out there looking for something. Yearning to be fulfilled in Christ. Do you know of someone in your life who could use an encourager and mentor? Have you watched someone close to you struggle to understand the path to Salvation?
We all either know or are a least of these. It is time for Christians to reach out a helping hand to others and show the love of Christ.
Someone took the time to pour into our lives, it is time that we pour into the lives of others.
Look at others through the eyes of Jesus. Then pray and ask for the Lord’s direction. He will lead you to a person. Reach out a helping hand and see their worth and potential.
Thankful to be a least of these, loved by God.