A Cold Drink of Water

For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.

Mark 9:41

I love this verse of Scripture.  Some people think that you have to be a pastor or a missionary or even a Sunday School teacher to “do something for the Lord.”  Nothing could be further from the truth.  This verse tells us that “whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ… shall not lose his reward.”

I heard a preacher once tell a story about a lady in a church who read this verse and made it her responsibility to make sure that the pastor or guest speaker always had a glass of cold water to drink while he was speaking.  I have often thought of that story whenever I am doing something that doesn’t seem like that big of a deal.  From the person who holds the door at the church to the person who picks up the trash in the parking lot; the smallest things can bring a great and eternal reward that will not be lost.

Anything done for the Lord will not be wasted or forgotten.  Think of how much help we could be to others if we could simply remember that.  Sometimes it might be easy to forget that simple fact.  Sometimes we might feel that we are wasting our time with “the little things.”  But we need to remember that God sees those little things and, to Him, they are not little things.  Whatever is done in faith for Him or in His name will bring a reward, even something as seemingly insignificant as giving someone a drink of water.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you for the encouragement, Ben, to do all things as unto the Lord! Even the little stuff. 🙂 God bless you greatly as you serve Him and others!


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