A Crown for You?

While reading in II Timothy (4:8) where Paul talks about the crown that was “laid up for him,” I realized that he wasn’t just taking about himself, or about others who preached and evangelized and did mighty works by the Spirit of God. He said anyone who meets just one criterion can anticipate a similar reward: “All those who love Christ’s appearing.”

Jesus has a way of showing up where least expected, and I think this means we are called to love him wherever we encounter him. Perhaps in an aging spouse who needs our care, or a sad child, or an overworked store clerk. Let’s keep our eyes open and pray that we will recognize the Lord wherever we see him, and that we will love him enough to walk beside him wherever he leads.   

Photo by Júnior Ferreira on Unsplash.

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