Have you fed Jesus yet, clothed Him, gave Him a drink? You might ask, but how are you supposed to do that?
If you see a beggar on the street, do you walk by pretending he doesn’t exist? When someone knocks on your door asking for something to eat, do you feed them and give them something to drink? When they ask you for clothes, do you send them away?
You might say, but there are so many beggars on the street, it is impossible to help them all. Yes, but if you help just one, you’ve already done a great deal and if you’ve helped that beggar, Jesus says it is as though you’ve helped Him! 🙂 It pleases God that we do that for others.
It bothers me that some people say, “Oh I don’t give money to beggars, they’ll just spend it on alcohol!” In my eyes, it’s none of your business what they do with that money, you’ve done your bit for God, what they do with it is between them and God. You should give to someone with love in your heart, for if you do all these things, but you do not have love in your heart, it means nothing. You must have the compassion for others like Jesus has for them and for you. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 13:3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. You see, it is all about LOVE. That’s what God is all about. John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. See, God is all about love.:)
How about that jersey or jacket that’s in your closet, that you haven’t worn in a year? Instead of feeding the moths, give it to a needy person! Or when you come across a beggar, give some money, even if he may go and buy some drink, drunks get hungry too ya know. 🙂 You don’t know what they are going to do, doesn’t matter, just lend a helping hand, with love.