Monday, December 24, 2012

O Come Let Us Adore Him In Deed

Other posts in this 3 part series:
Do you see what I see?

Do you see Him in the homeless man?

Do you see Him in the ex-con?

Do you see Him in the kid filthy and strung out?

Do you see Him in the hungry man holding a sign on the street corner hoping for enough coins to feed his family?

Do you see Him in the man sitting in prison with too many hours to contemplate the mess he's made of His life and too little belief that he can ever be any better.

Do you hear what I hear?

Do you hear Him as an angry kid stuck in the system who has never known what a real family feels like?

Do you hear Him cry as the helpless teen-aged girl, pregnant and on her own, not knowing where to turn?

Do you hear Him in the moans of the AIDs patient knowing his days are numbered?

Do you hear Him in the sorrow-filled loneliness of the elderly, alone and forgotten in the sterile halls of the care center?

It is easy to see the lost and hear the cries of those who are tidy and put together; of the banker, business-owner, corporate manager or CEO.  Just as it is easy to send a check to a charity that takes care of the other.

But when Jesus told the parable of the sheep and the goats, He said these words:
"'...for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I [was] naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.'"

Worshiping the King isn't limited to music.  We worship Him with our actions as well.

When you take a few bucks to buy a hungry family food, you are worshiping

When you spend a few moments making an awkward teenager feel noticed, you are worshiping

When you give a foster kid a safe, loving, and respectful environment, you are worshiping

When you comfort a grieving widow, you are worshiping

When you offer a family who has just lost their home to a disaster, you are worshiping

When you give a single mom the nice hand-me-downs for her kids, instead of consigning them or selling them in your next garage sale, you are worshiping

When you take time out of your busy week to visit someone in the hospital, you are worshiping

When you join the prison ministry because you truly believe that the gospel of Jesus Christ changes even the worst among us, you are worshiping

When you have your kids sit down to make "Just Thinking Of You" cards for the elderly in the care centers, and then hand deliver them with a hug - and just sit and listen to them reminisce about the old days, you are worshiping
When you sit down to pen a note to a missionary discouraged and forgotten, you are worshiping

This season as we adore Him, and as we look forward to the New Year, let us purpose in our hearts to adore Him with our deeds.

 To see Him
 To hear Him and 
 To love Him 
Through those who need Him most.

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Mindy @ New Equus said...

Rosilind this is BEAUTIFUL! I love that song and it now has a whole new meaning. Thanks so much for linking up this wonderful post! Blessings! :D

Joanne Norton said...

I agree. My God-jobs usually involve some of what you described. One main one I've posted about this week is called First Responders and we go to murder sites and pray for the victim's family, the neighbors, the serious consequences. Another one is my involvement with Bhutanese refugees and their adjustment to our culture... a variety of ways to help, but mostly my husband and I are considered a "family" couple. We never know, as Christians, what the Lord will drop in our laps, so to speak, but we must be willing and ready to do what He says. Not always easy, sometimes challenging... but, in my opinion, a blessed blessing.

Jennifer Dougan said...

Happy new year, Rosilind! Thanks for this reminder to really stop and peer deep into people's eyes and to see them as Jesus does.

Jennifer Dougan

A Little R & R said...

Thank you for stopping by and commenting! Happy New Year!

A Little R & R said...

What an amazing outreach to pray for murder victim's families. And I love the refugee work! My husband and his family are refugees - that really hit home with me. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a thoughtful comment!

A Little R & R said...

Thank you! I love that song, too. Thank you for hosting!

SimplyHelpingHim said...

Such all that we do, in word and deed we can do unto Him if we so choose.....that is indeed worship. Love ya!

A Little R & R said...

Love ya, too!!!

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