DON’T HIDE YOUR LOVE!

God is hidden in our vocations. He is hidden in our friends, our families, and our neighbors.

In His account of the final judgment, Jesus surprises both the sheep and the goats with the revelation that they had dealings with Him when He was hungry, thirsty, a stranger, naked, sick, and in prison. It turns out, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. (Matthew 25:40, NIV)

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Thus, Christ is hidden in our neighbors, our bosses, and our co-workers, particularly those who are in need. What motivates us to love them is to see Christ in them. Some of our bosses and co-workers may not be very lovable, but Christ loves them and died for them, just like He did for you and me. And, if they are fellow Christians, He lives in them through the same Holy Spirit that lives in us – the same Holy Spirit that we share with Christ Jesus. How could we not love them?

This concept surely applies in our vocations. The farmer and others feeding the “hungry” are feeding Christ. The mother dressing her baby is clothing Christ. The nursing home attendant is taking care of Christ. Employers and employees, husbands and wives, rulers and subjects, pastors and laypeople, and whoever our “neighbors” are in our vocations – we are all to see Christ in one another.

He accepts what we do for others just as if we had done it for Him. It turns out that when we love and serve our neighbors, we are loving and serving Him.

Don’t hide your love this Friday. It is a gift from God and should be shared with everyone around you.

Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ”!

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22 Comments on “DON’T HIDE YOUR LOVE!”


  1. Oh My!!!! You touched me in the heart with this Post!!!! My Mother In-law is in a nursing home and this really brings the scripture to life!!!!! Plus it made my coffee a little better too!!!! Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T

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  2. Daniel Undem Says:

    You really hit the nail on the head with this post. This is a major theme in the novels I’m currently working on. If we all saw Christ in our neighbors the world would be a much better place. God Bless.

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  3. Darius Says:

    This is true. We are called to love (not in word or in feeling emotions) others. Love in the sense of actions… doing things for others to help them see Christ in us. His hands that broke the bread that fed thousands are your hands when you help feed a hungry soul (though sometimes it might be one of your own household it is most notable when you do it for someone you aren’t necessarily connected with).

    I agree I want people to see Christ reflected in me.

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  4. Very good-Whatever you for the least of these….something to remember, we do it for the Lord.

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  5. kiwiskan Says:

    And when you find it hard to love Christ will do it for you…

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  6. LizForADay Says:

    Some times we don’t know how to do good for others. This is a very good way to look at it. 🙂

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  7. Mark1 Says:

    My simple Christian posts pale in comparison to yours. http://wp.me/p2h4iA-hK

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  8. That was incredible! It was paradigm shifting!

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  9. Michael Snow Says:

    The only thing missing in this post is that the words “…this Friiday” should be missing because this is timeless.

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  12. Ann Louise Says:

    Awesome! What a confirmation of what God has been revealing to me the last couple of days. Sometimes it takes me awhile to “get” things 🙂 Thanks for your post. Blessings! Ann

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  13. Glenda Mills Says:

    Awesome! Dietrich Bonhoffer wrote a similar letter while in prison. His thought, Jesus knocks at the door of our hearts through every person we come in contact. He encouraged others not to miss Christ by turning away from others…this is something I want to be more intentional about. Thanks for sharing! God bless you!

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