“Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?” Matthew 26 v3
Beyond ourselves, are those who are right among us. In a city of sixteen million it seems you may know no-one, but in a city of five thousand it seems a lot of people know you. What is our obligation to all of these or any of these people? Who is watching?
In a coffee shop on Sunday morning and approached by a man for some change, did he get some? In a pizza shop with my family and see a man turned away because of his stature in life, did he eat? A man in a rest area on the side of the highway, did he get gas money? A hobo, dumped from the train with his bag passing him by, did he get help?
Does life bear down on us so hard as we reason to right, are we missing God? Of course there is the enable’rs, and some become the co-enable’rs, and then the narcissistic. Wow, the world has a way of putting us all in some category. The win comes with us because we are “over-comer’s” of this world.
By our faith we have become the children of God, and his spirit will bear witness of that in us and to us, “greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world…”. As our spirit bears witness with the Lord we learn of him and how to walk in his paths.
Lord, heavenly father, as we walk in this world and see so many along the way; Help us Lord to walk your walk, only to share the Love you have given us in the way we can to others. Let us know Lord the right spirit, the right time, and the right action of our decisions towards others. Lord, let us never forget to “pray always,” in every situation for you guidance and let us remember to give you thanks in all things, because we know that “all things work together for those that Love you.” Lord, as we go through this life, let us “minister unto thee” as we see you in many that may be “hungered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, …” . Amen