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I Saw Jesus Last Night

I saw Jesus last night. Honestly.

Last night a group of men from Grand Ledge Baptist Church helped a single woman, who does not attend our church, clean up some very significant storm damage in the form of three large trees.  Standing back and watching these men work (yes, I worked, but not as hard as them!) allowed me to see Jesus in the form of several sweaty men and teenage boys with chainsaws.

If you disagree that these men were the form of Jesus or, as Martin Luther would say, “little Christs,” please read John 20:21:

Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” (NIV)

I also saw Jesus in the form of this single woman who couldn’t take care of these trees on her own.  She watched as these same sweaty men cleaned up her yard.  At that moment, she was Jesus and these men were serving Jesus.

If you disagree with that this woman was the form of Jesus, then please consider the words of Matthew 25:31-40:

31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory.  32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.  33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.  35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,  36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?  38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?  39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’  (NIV)

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