And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward.
Pastor Andy made the suggestion in his sermon on Sunday that today’s cultural equivalent of a cup of cold water is giving other people our attention.
I think that’s profound. I’m still rolling it around in my head, two days later.
In this day and age of people being able to be in constant communication with one another through all sorts of technology, I think people are still starving for someone to pay attention to them. They are starving to feel like someone really cares.
I see it at MOPS. Moms who are rarely “alone”, but who feel lonely. Who need someone to talk to. Who need someone to listen and nod their head.
I see it at home. As much as I try to give each of my children the attention they need, sometimes I find myself saying “mmmhhhm” to one of my kids, and then realizing I have no idea what they just said to me.
How can I give someone a “cup of cold water” today? Is there someone who needs a special dose of my full and undistracted attention?
I dare say these are questions I (we all) should be asking… every single day.