Last week Tony reminded us that King Jesus is coming back. The day he returns are we ready? Are our loved ones ready? Tony also mentioned the famous quote from Charles Wesley on Jesus’ return: ‘Living now as you want to be found then’. So how are we to live? What are we to do until Jesus returns?
Jesus gives an example of Judgement Day as a day of separating the sheep and goats. The difference is that one puts faith into action, whereas the other is faith without deeds, which is dead. Jesus says that those who will receive the inheritance, their faith has produced genuine deeds. Feeding Jesus when he’s hungry, or giving him something to drink.
And of course, some of the hearers at the time were confused, when did we see you hungry or thirsty?
‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me’. Matt 25:40.
This passage can appear to be a salvation by works, but this is not the case. Jesus saves us, and we respond in faith. But this faith produces deeds.
Christmas is a great time to share the blessing of Christ with anybody and everybody. But the Anglicare Toys and Tucker is a great way for us to show how we want to be found on the day of Jesus returns. Feeding the hungry, clothing those in need, bringing joy to the downhearted. Whatever you do for the least of these brothers and sisters, you do for Jesus.