Week 13: Monday

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EACH CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD AND IN ETERNITY.

THE THINGS THAT WE DO ON EARTH MATTER AND

MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE.

 

Matthew 25:14ff

 

The Parable of the Bags of Gold

 

14 “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, EACH ACCORDING TO HIS ABILITY. Then he went on his journey.

 

16 The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. 17 So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more. 18 But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.

 

19 “After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them…

 

 

Bill Wilson pastors an inner city church in New York City.

 

His mission field is a very violent place. He himself has been stabbed twice as he ministered to the people of the community surrounding the church.

 

Once a PUERTO RICAN WOMAN became involved in the church and was led to Christ. After her conversion she came to Pastor Wilson and said, “I want to do something to help with the church’s ministry.”

 

He asked her what her talents were and she could think of nothing—she couldn’t even speak English—but she did love children. So he put her on one of the church’s buses that went into neighbourhood and transported kids to church.

 

Every week she performed her duties. She would find the worst-looking kid on the bus, put him on her lap and whisper over and over the only words she had learned in English: “I love you. Jesus loves you.”

 

After several months, she became attached to one little boy in particular. The boy didn’t speak. He came to Sunday School every week with his sister and sat on the woman’s lap, but he never made a sound. Each week she would tell him all the way to Sunday School and all the way home, “I love you and Jesus loves you.”

 

One day, to her amazement, the little boy turned around and stammered, “I—I—I love you too!” Then he put his arms around her and gave her a big hug. That was 2:30 on a Sunday afternoon.  At 6:30 that night he was found dead. His own mother had beaten him to death and thrown his body in the trash…….

 

“I love you and Jesus loves you.” ….Those were some of the last words this little boy heard in his short life—from the lips of a Puerto Rican woman who could barely speak English.

 

THIS WOMAN GAVE HER ONE TALENT TO ‘GOD’ AND BECAUSE OF THAT, A LITTLE BOY WHO NEVER HEARD THE WORD “LOVE” IN HIS OWN HOME, EXPERIENCED AND RESPONDED TO THE LOVE OF ‘CHRIST’…..

 

 

WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH WHAT ‘GOD’ HAS GIVEN YOU?

 

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