While downtown a man called out, “Can you help me please? I need some money. I’m hungry.” Jesus tells us that pure religion is helping the widows and orphans, and to stay unstained from the world (James 1:27). He tells us to help those who are without and those who are homeless (Matthew 25:31-40).
“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. 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, 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.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “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.” (Matthew 25:31-40)
When we are obedient to minister to others whom Jesus brings into our paths, He too will meet all our needs according to His riches and glory.
As I gave some cash to help Paul with food, I prayed with him. He claimed he was Catholic and believed in Jesus but didn’t have salvation. So he prayed the Sinner’s prayer and confessed his sins and invited Jesus to be His Saviour and best friend. Paul wasn’t expecting to be prayed for today and he was very grateful to receive help for food and to be introduced to Jesus our Saviour.