“Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?” Matthew 25:44 (King James Version of the Holy Bible)

My Mother had been in the hospital in Burbank, California for several days and was becoming depressed. She didn’t hear well and could only guess what was really going on. One day the church secretary, Cynthia, decided she would have a tea party with her in her hospital room. With permission from the nursing staff, she marched into the room with a beautiful tray, lace doily, lovely tea pot and two china cups for her and Mom. I think she had some small cookies and they had a tea party. The gesture instantly elevated Mom’s mood. Maybe you know someone who needs encouragement; try having a tea party! The Bible tells us that by doing so you are in fact ministering to God.

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for friends who are sensitive to the needs of those around them. How often I have myself been encouraged by the kindness of someone in the body of Christ.

Devotion by Kaye Singleton


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