February 25, 2019

Come and Share

Matthew 25:14-28

“Again, [the kingdom of heaven] will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them.”

—  Matthew 25:14

“Come and share your master’s happiness!” That is what the master says to the two servants who managed their talents well.

In this parable the master not only says “Well done,” but he also adds a reward, an invitation: “Come and share your master’s happiness!”

That’s quite the invitation for a master to extend to a servant! The servant is not likely even to expect praise for a job well done; after all it is his duty to serve to the best of his ability. But to also be welcomed in to share in his master’s happiness—that is unheard of!

Yet that’s the way it is for us. Our Lord and Master expects us to live faithfully and loyally as stewards of the resources and talents he has provided us. But, even more, he also gives us the ability to do these things. Have you ever made a meal for someone who needed support? Or have you visited a person confined to their home? Or have you housed someone who needed a place to sleep? That was the work of the Spirit of God in you, showing others his love.

God even gives us a feeling of well-being when we do something good for someone. How awesome that he still shows us we have done well and that he invites us to share in his happiness now and forever.

Share God’s love with a neighbor today, and share in God’s blessing and happiness!

Lord, thank you for your love, and guide us to share it freely. In Jesus, Amen.

About the author — Dale Melenberg

Dale Melenberg is a second-career pastor. He received a theology degree through Calvin Theological Seminary and a doctorate of ministry degree at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is married to Gloria, and together they have raised three sons and are enjoying their four grandchildren. Growing up in an immigrant community shaped Dale’s view of family, church, and community in a profound way that continues to inform his life-view toward kingdom living with God, neighbors, and the creation.

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