Forty Years

34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.
35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,
36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ (Matthew 25:34-36 NIV)

These words which Jesus said will be spoken at the judgement have, no doubt, caused all of us to ponder whether or not we are doing enough.

But I was struck with something as we celebrated our 40th Anniversary of the Riverchase congregation this past Sunday.

In those forty years, how many hungry have we fed? How many strangers have we welcomed in? How many clothes have we distributed? How many sick and imprisoned have we visited? How many words or cards of encouragement have we spoken or sent?

As individuals we may see a lot more we each can do. But as a congregation, we have done a good bit. Let’s strive to do even more.