The Least Of These

You’re asking, “where is He?”
And you don’t know where to go now to find Him
You saw Him this morning
He was that man laying down on the park bench
You gave Him a blanket
You had a spare in the trunk for emergencies
And for the least of these...

When you love the least of these
With just a cup of cool water
Then you did it unto Me
When you love the angels sing
And you are welcome by My Father
when you love the least of these

You got home that evening
You had a long hard day at the office
The children were screaming
You cooked them supper
Then they begged you, “Please read to us.”
And after the story
You tucked them in with a prayer
O sweet memories
Of the least of these

When you love the least of these
With just a cup of cool water
Then you did it unto Me
When you love the angels sing
And you are welcome by My Father
when you love the least of these

Words and Music by Karl Kohlhase
© 2003 karl kohlhase

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STORY BEHIND THIS SON...

(Read Matthew 25:31-46)
"Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You drink?....And the King will answer and say to them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of the least of these brothers of mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.'"

Isn't this the heart of Jesus' teaching? If we say we love God and do not show love to those in our immediate reach, we are proven false. On the other hand, God welcomes those who give concrete evidence of their love in their day to day acts of mercy, charity and kindness.

The first verse is typical, I think, for a song on this topic. But in the second verse I wanted to bring the point home. Literally. I am thankful to be a father of two little boys. Every changed diaper, every cup of water, every bed time story after a long day's work.... these are all opportunities to minister to the "least of these" and, in so doing, touch the face of Jesus Himself.

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