I believe most of you will think this topic is quite hilarious. I will advise you read through before concluding.
Sometime ago, during my college/university days precisely, I felt this burden in me to visit an orpanage home in my environs. I wasn’t having enough to cater for myself, but from the little I had, I bought somethings I guessed the children may like. On reaching there, my heart got broken, as I saw innocent and wonderful children who are orpans. I knew I am no way better than them, it’s just a matter of time and chance given to every human being, some poor, some rich. The children surrounded me and acted as though an angel had appeared, as I gifted out the items I bought. the place wasn’t really condusive to cater for this children, and I just wish and prayed for some money just so I can do something better someday. I prayed with them and was almost crying when I was about leaving. Later on this scripture came across my mind:
25:31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory.
25:32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
25:33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
25:34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.
25:35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,
25:36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
25:37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?
25:38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?
25:39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
25:40 “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’
I felt a great fufilment in me knowing I did what pleased the Lord. Friends from the above verse, it’s more clearer to us that whatsoever good you do to others you are indirectly doing it for the Lord. We cannot see God or Christ with our physical eyes but every human being you can see is created in his image and likeness and so they represent God. My beloved, don’t wait to see an angel before you start offering special offerings. You can be an angel to that poor, naked, forsaken and rejected man out there.
My question remains:
Have you fed Jesus today?
Have you visited Jesus in the prison?
Have you cloth the naked Jesus in the street?
Have you housed the orpan Jesus in the street?
Remember that Christ will say on that day “whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”
There is a reward waiting for every action you take while you travel through this world. The only thing that will guarantee us heaven is how Christ-like we are on earth. Remember, christ was selfless, loved everyone, compassionate, forgiving, kind and humble. Show love to the helpless and help the weak, and at the end you will not lose your reward.