Today's devotion for today is based on Mark 9:36,37: "Jesus took a little child whom he placed among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them, 'Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.'"
Jesus reminds us that our hearts are most like his heart when interacting with those the rest of the world might overlook. The most crucial work is serving those who need us. It might be inconvenient and messy. But it's how God takes care of people in this world. And it's humble service, first modeled for us by Jesus in his humble service to us.
Heavenly Father, gracious God, creator and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, help me to model your life in helping those in need. You gave up your life for me to help me in my need. Please help me to remember that when I fail to do what you want me to do. In Jesus' holy name, I pray. Amen.