She Did It Just for Jesus

 

A lady in our Bible study had considered the verse, "As ye have done it unto the least of these, ye have done it unto me," and began to consider the possibilities of ministering to children in her neighborhood. She previously had resented having the rowdy kids in. "I felt in control when they weren't there." But she decided to change her attitude and treat them with love for Jesus. 

Shortly after this decision, a boy knocked at her door at lunchtime. Earlier she would have told him he could sit on the porch and wait 'til her boys finished eating. Instead she invited him in and asked him if he had had lunch. He had, and she was thankful for that.

"Would you like something to drink, Johnny?"

"Oh, I'd love a glass of chocolate milk," he said, noticing what her boys were drinking.

She reached for the milk carton and drained the last of her milk into his glass. "Oh, no," she groaned to herself, "I'll have to go to the store before dinner. But that's okay, I'm doing this for Jesus."

The boys went on out to play, but in a few minutes Phillip was back with an unopened carton of milk in his hand. She said that in her mind she could just see the carton of milk come zooming down from the sky, but she said, "Phillip, where did you get that?"

Phillip replied, "Our neighbor came out and said, 'Phillip, I think your mother needs this. We're getting ready to go on vacation so we can't use it. Would you give it to her?'"

What an incredible response to her doing it, "Just for you, Jesus."

Jesus, I praise You, because I can never out-give You.

"God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them" (Hebrews 6:10).