“And the King will answer them: “Truly I say to you, as you did to one of the least of these my brothers, you did to Me.”
I just love God and who He is. I love that He humbled Himself and transformed Himself into an earthly human, just like you and me. Instead of gloating and wearing a shiny robe or showing off His nice leather sandals, He chose to wear rags. He chose to go into the deepest, darkest places in the world to bring out His lost sheep into the light. He chose to become the least of these. God mentions quite a few times in the bible that we, His humble followers, to love the least of these, just as He did. I’m going to be brutally honest here. It’s very hard to do so in the world we are in. They’re are so many people who are broken. So many people holding signs saying “Help me” while being surrounded by garbage bags full of lost hope. We drive by these people as we carry on our own lives. “I can’t just stop and give that man my money, would of he uses it to buy drugs or something?” Does it say anywhere in the bible to only give to the hungry souls? To only give to specific people? No, it doesn’t. God states to give to all the least of these.
“There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore, I command you to be openhanded towards your fellow Iseralites, who are poor and needy in your land.” Deuteronomy 15:11.
There was one summer that my mom really wanted my sister and I to go to a work camp for a whole week, working in the hot, blistering sun. I was appalled at the idea. It was the week of my 17th birthday and it was the last full week until my senior year was about to start. She insisted that I go. I am glad she was. As my sister and I got there, we met such amazing Godly people. Our camp was behind the Warner University called “H.E.A.R.T.” It was a third world country training camp for students at the college who were actually preparing to be missionaries. The whole week we had no electricity and we had to shower in a one temperature hut for only 2 minutes. Did I mention we also had to use the bathroom in a hole? Talk about scary. It made me realize that people actually live in circumstances like that, but much worse. As the week rolled by and we were assigned to different houses, it made me humble myself even more because we were actually working for God and His people. We were actually making a difference.
“God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown to Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them.” Hebrews 6:10.
One of my passions is passion for the homeless. I used to volunteer on Mondays with an old church group of mine called “Hands and Feet for Christ.” What an experience that was. Such hard and dedicated people were apart of this as they made so many sandwiches and other goodies. As we traveled to two different locations, the real experience happened. Many homeless men, woman, and even children would come out and greet with us. They were the most humble and kind people I have ever met. I remember one man in particular who would come with a huge smile on his face. He was so grateful for the little food we had. He always came and left our group satisfied. Imagine if we all lived life like that? Our lives would be truly different.
“Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moths destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Luke 12:33-34
The word “love is mentioned most times in the bible. God isn’t just saying that word repeatedly for fun. He really means for us to love one one another as we love ourselves. Because He first loved us. I pray that this week, if you see someone or know someone in need, stop and be there for that person. For the love and time you show to them, you have shown to your Heavenly Father above.