I looked into the face of hunger today and I saw Jesus! Matthew 25:40 “And the king will answer them truly, I will say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.”
This morning I walked to the orphanage alone, something that I have done less than several times. I was finishing up listening to a sermon by Francis Chan (if you have not listened to him please do so because he preaches truth in such a powerful way). When I arrived a gypsy mom was at the gate with her baby and through gestures she explained that the baby was sick and hungry. When the Sisters arrived at the gate they explained to her that it wasn’t food distribution day. As if her hunger and the hunger of her child could be relegated to a specific day and time. This mother was persistent and rang the bell again. Finally as I was leaving she was being sent away again. I prayed as Kiara and I were walking down the street that if the Lord wanted me to feed her that she would follow me so that I could buy her something to eat. God directed her steps to follow me and he directed me to get her two apples and two homemade rolls which cost me less than one dollar.
As I placed the bag into her outstretched hand she thanked me by blowing me a kiss. I fed Jesus today because His Spirit living in me directed me to. I obeyed today, but how often do I fail to obey to spiritually feed a hungry soul. Jesus said that “But he answered, “it is written, “man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4 Oh how I wish I had the language to tell this mom about my Savior, the one who is the bread of life! Oh, may she have seen you in me today! May I be quicker to fill the needy souls of those who may not be physically hungry but who are spiritually hungry. Please open my eyes to those who need you. May your spirit cause me to obey and may I see those around me as if they were you, because you said that they are! Amen!
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