“Whoever Welcomes You Welcomes Me”
Lord, we thank you that sometimes we receive help, encouragement, and support from people we know and in ways that we can see and acknowledge.
But Lord, we also thank you that sometimes we receive help, encouragement, and support from people we don’t know and in ways that we can’t see or acknowledge.
Lord, give us grace neither to take the first situation for granted nor to be surprised by the second; give us grace to be grateful for all the help, encouragement, and support that we receive as we make this journey of following you.
“Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple—truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.” (Matthew 10:40-42)