A devotion by Chris Chan, Assistant Executive Director
ABCS Mission Statement: Providing hope and care to hurting children and families through Christ-centered ministries.
The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” – Matthew 25:40
In verses 35-36, Jesus says the righteous care for the physical needs of people by feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, taking in the stranger, clothing the naked, and visiting both the sick and the imprisoned. He then points out that the righteous care for the “least of these,” the lowly in society which often included the sick, the poor, widows and orphans, and the neglected. Then comes the clincher: serving the lowly in this manner is our expression of serving the King Himself. Today, people struggle with the same physical needs listed in this passage. And we also have the “least of these” in our society: the poor, the hungry, the elderly, the orphans, the neglected and abused, the unborn, the imprisoned… My prayer is that we will be deemed righteous by the King for caring for the least of these as we fulfill the ABCS mission: Providing hope and care to hurting children and families through Christ-centered ministries.