"Mommy, I'm thirsty."

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Blankets tucked up to chins, breaths minty fresh, bladders emptied, lights off... The peace of bedtime settles over the house and Eli and I settle down to enjoy what's left of the evening. But then, "Mommy, I'm thirsty! I need a drink!" And if you bring in a drink for one child, the other one will want one too so I grab both sippy cups. Joshua and Lucy each take a tiny sip and then pronounce themselves done. "No messing around," I command as I leave and impishly they reply, "Yes, Mom!"

When the Son of Man comes in His glory, sitting on His glorious throne with all the angels around Him, He will separate the nations to His right and to His left. And He will say to the righteous, "Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me." The the righteous will answer Him saying, "Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?" And the King will answer them, "Truly I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to Me."

I don't usually see Jesus in those mischievous little people who really just want to prolong bedtime, but when I serve them it's as if I were serving the King.

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