"I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." (Matthew 25:40, NIV)
Dizzy Dean was one of the greatest major league pitchers of the 1930's. Yet, a turn of events dramatically altered his career. During an all-star game a line drive struck and broke his big toe. Dean tried to resume pitching before it completely healed, which resulted in a sore arm. He lost his blazing fast ball and ended his career a mediocre pitcher.
To some the big toe may seem like such a small thing. Yet, it had a huge impact on this ball player.
In the picture of the coming judgment, Jesus commends those who performed small acts of kindness visiting the sick, clothing the naked and feeding the hungry. Those consigned to eternal punishment failed in these small things.
Do not feel that because your abilities and opportunities are small they are unimportant. The Father will not forget the love and kindness shown by His children.
Oh, to be like Thee!
Lord, I am coming.
Now to receive the anointing divine;
All that I am and have I am bringing;
Lord, from this moment all shall be Thine.
- T. O. Chisholm