“I WAS THIRSTY”
“Come, you who are blessed by my Father;
take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you
since the creation of the world.
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat,
I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,
“Then the righteous will answer him,
‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you,
or thirsty and give you something to drink?’
“The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth,
whatever you did for one of these
brothers of mine, you did for me.’
MATTHEW 25:34-35, 37, 40 (NIV)
Jesus said that when we meet the needs of our neighbors, we have ministered personally to Him. Hurting people are our neighbors. We can’t give the Lord a drink as He cries out on the cross, “I thirst!” – that opportunity expired a long time ago but we can take a cue from His words in verses Matthew 25:34-40.
We can give someone else a cool beverage. We can respond to the needs we see around us – the need for dinnertime volunteers at a local nursing home, the need for ushers at church, the need for a Big Brother or Sister – and so minister to our Savior. In a very real sense, history can be rewritten – we can still give the Lord that drink. JONI EARECKSON TADA
During this current crisis there are so many needs around us – so many opportunities for us to serve and love our neighbors who are hurting, and in doing so, many ways to still give the Lord that drink …
Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord,
and He will reward them for what they have done.
PROVERBS 19:17 (NIV)
On the journey with you,
Jan & Dave Dravecky