What if as frequently as you fed others
In Heaven, God would cook for you?
What if, the greatest you gave on earth
God would give to you?
What if every time you accompanied the prisoner
God, in heaven, would enter into your home?
What if, for every person you bestowed kindness
God would show a kindness to you?
What if heaven followed your life’s seasons,
And those seasons you “slipped,”
God would be elsewhere?
What if whenever the homeless found comfort in your house
God would give you room and board in his very mansion?
What if every good deed on earth
In heaven, God did equal the deed for you?
What if heaven has seasons
And for every kindness bestowed
On another human being
God bestowed an even greater kindness.
In our seasons, God gave us according to our seasons?
Like spring, winter and fall,—
The wet seasons,
Would be the seasons we gave to the homeless
Fed the widows,
And showed kindness?
What if the least we could offer was lip service?
What if the least of kindness
Was “Sharing” the gospel?
What if the greatest was showing the gospel?
What if God didn’t want us to argue about whether He existed
But rather showed He existed
With our goodness here on earth?
What if this is what Christ meant by saying,
“Store up your treasure in heaven.”
What if every shekel you gave to the poor
Were worth a talent of gold in Christ’s kingdom?
What if, being very poor,
That same shekel were worth ten talents of gold?
What if, being the widow
Who put in her mite,
You received a thousand talents of gold,
And two thousand talents of copper?
And with this God would spend to build you a mansion?
What if by giving tents to the homeless
God would provide in your mansion
An entire corridor?
What if by giving a book,
You received a library?
What if by giving time
You received time with the Father himself?
Whose stew is better than even the heavenly food?
What if God’s greater servants
Would be your reward,
For living life with luke-warm kindness?
You would be approached by them
Much like one is approached by a Count
Instead of a Prince
Or a Marquis instead of a King?
What if there are some
Who spent an entire lifetime being good
Believing in Christ’s grace
And Grace Salvation
But did very little?
For those internal acts
God might send a Duke
Or a Viscount
Or a Baron.
But, those acts of kindness
The great feats which we accomplished
To help the poor, the homeless
What if Christ the King Himself
In the Flesh God gave Him
Or the very Father Himself
Came to your home
Each season at its season
For eternity, and for that season
Perhaps, this is a good way of looking at Works.