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Do You See Jesus in the Face of Others?

see-Jesus A baby lay dying in his mother’s arms as she frantically rushed him into the hotel lobby where Bolivia sponsor tour members gathered after the day’s development center visits.

She had no money for a doctor and hoped someone would help. We quickly collected funds, and a Compassion staff member rushed the mother and her child to a doctor.

The situation turned out to be very serious, but the baby received medication and improved by morning.

No one thought twice about joining together to get the job done. It was effortless to help a child [3] in need because we know how much God values children.

Working at Compassion, I’ve learned to value children as God does. But do I remember that God values each person I come into contact with as much as He values me?

In the midst of high volumes of work, meetings, and personal burdens, showing value to those I work with can lose priority. It’s easy to forget that each coworker, vendor, and volunteer was designed by God as a specific piece of the puzzle in His perfect plan.

Years ago we used the unofficial tag line “for the kids, for the kingdom.” That tag line reminded us that in everything we do we are to be united in Christ and part of His kingdom. There can be no unity in our ministry without respect for God’s plan and purpose for each person.

Mother Teresa said she saw Jesus in every face she saw. Do you see Jesus in the faces of those around you?

When you do, you will desire to be like-minded with Him — having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.

Now, may God enable you to truly value others as we labor in unity for God’s children and His kingdom. To Him be honor and glory forever.

“Make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. In humility value others above yourselves.” Philippians 2:2-3, NIV

Prayer: Father, you gave us value on the cross by redeeming us. You have graciously blessed our lives with a purpose and a plan. Help us to encourage others in their God-given purpose as we unite to accomplish your plan for Compassion. Amen!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Desiree Bustamante is a Prospect Researcher in Constituent Development – USA Division. She works directly with our donor relationship managers, identifying and researching potential donors who will support the Leadership Development, Child Survival and other Compassion programs.

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