Mark 9:41Â Â 41. For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.
It was such a simple jester; I simply retrieved a cup of cold water for an elder then she looked at me with such a warm smile and said, â€œthatâ€™s so cold and it taste so good.â€ I was just taken in by her sense of appreciation at such a simple deed. I indeed was humbled by this lovely lady and her sense of appreciation.
Â Iâ€™m sure similar things have often happened to you as well. Then Iâ€™m reminded of what this scripture says about simple deeds that are done for others.
Â First of all; scholars are quick to point out that the book of Matthew refers to this as being â€œcoldâ€ water. They say that is significant because to serve a cup of cold water in that day and time one would have to go and make a special trip to the well in order for it to be fresh and cold. In other words; they would have to go out of their way to achieve this special task.
Â Secondly, the end of that verse saysÂ Â â€¦Â Â â€œshall not lose his reward.â€ The Message renders this verse asÂ Â â€¦ â€œCount on it that God will notice.â€ Â In simple terms, â€œHeaven notices even smallest of things done in His name!â€ Wow! Just to think that heaven noticed me that day when I gave this dear lady a drink of cold water! That thought humbles & overwhelms me with joy!
Â Humm â€¦ I wonder what Heâ€™ll notice of me today?
Â Mike Allen