Return the Receipt of Redemption

“He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives the One who sent me.” – Matthew 10:40

We, as members of the body of Christ, are meant to be representatives of our Heavenly Father.  If people are drawn unto us, it ought to be Jesus in us, that brings them near.  If we are received, so too is Jesus in us; which in turn is the welcoming of God Himself.

The challenge or call that I hear in this verse is the reminder to receive all who come near.  Any kindness, care, or concern that I show to another, is simultaneously being shown to my Savior.  “For what we do unto the least of our brethren, we do unto Him.” – Matthew 25:40

On that day, when I at last will see His face, I hope to hear, “Well done, my good and faithful servant“, not “depart from me, for I never knew you.”

He provides His instruction as to how to help show His hands and heart.  If we love God and love people, we will be perpetually pulled to a place of generosity and kindness; just as our Father in Heaven has given unto us.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You have not only modeled how we are to help hurting hearts, but You provide peace and opportunity to practice pursuing our purpose with every person we meet.  May we readily receive others, just as You have received us; despite our flaws and failures, Your arms are ever open.  Teach us to embrace others, so that they too may come to know and understand Your remarkable redemption, personally.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present

1 Comment

  1. We are to pray for those less fortunate and in need. Not just within our circle of friends and family. God is pure love not about clicks and favorites. Glory to God. We are to walk in unity. Returning the receipt of redemption is doing for others with no contingencies or prejudice. I continue to pray that we all see each other as the same. Because this is how God sees us. God’s love is not selfish. Our love should not vary from one person to the other. Jesus let your word manifest in love and truth.

    A Woman After God’s Own Heart ♥

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