In the words of Mother Teresa, “The gospel is written on your fingers.” Holding up her fingers, one at a time, she accented each word: “You-Did-It-To-Me.” Mother Teresa then added: “At the end of your life, your five fingers will either excuse you or accuse you of doing it unto the least of these. You-Did-It-To-Me.”
Mother Teresa understood Jesus’ teaching to the very core of her being. There are many others who also understand the call to give a cup of cold water to those in need.
Water Missions International is a nonprofit Christian engineering organization providing sustainable safe water and sanitation solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. The congregations of the NALC Mission District saw a powerful demonstration of this ministry at our recent convocation in Gastonia, NC.
This is one of the many ways to fulfill Jesus’ directive.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, open up avenues so that I may reach out in Your holy name. Amen.
Today’s devotion was written by Thomas W. Corbell, Pastor of Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church in Statesville, NC.