Remember Christ’s Words!
November marks the beginning of the holiday season.
A season when pondered brings thoughts of food, family, and fall festivities. It is a time when families far and near come together to reflect, reminisce, and remember the past and the present. It is a time of thankfulness, for our homes, our health, and our happiness.
It is a time of bounty and blessings. At the same time, just a few miles away, sometimes just across the street, or maybe even just outside our own window, just beyond the crackling fireplace, the cluttered table of feast, and just beyond the reach of the comfort of a cozy couch; are hungry, hurting, homeless souls with nothing.
Statistics are clear, it is within this holiday season that more psychiatrist's and psychologist's couches are filled, more pastor's appointment schedules are booked, and sadly; more bars are packed full with people who cannot seem to cope with their depression, their feelings of failure, and an unbearable sense of loneliness.
Statistics also show that this is the season when more suicides are reported because of life's pressures. These things should not be! The Bible tells us in Matthew 25:42:45, Jesus was speaking concerning the judgment of the nations in the last day.
After the King admonishes His faithful and obedient followers, He will then say to the disobedient, those that turned a blind eye on a hurting world, pretending not to see, these words, "I was hungry and you gave me no meat, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not take me in, I was naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and yowuould not visit me".
Upon hearing this, those on his left will ask Him; when was it that we saw you in those situations? He will answer, "Truly I say unto you, when ye did it not to one of the least of these, you have done it unto Me." Let us remember during this holiday season, that Christ came not only to provide for the Prince, but also for the Pauper.
His love is unconditional and He is willing to share His grace with arms outstretched to the fortunate and to the forgotten. I challenge each of you reading this article, throughout the holidays and to the days beyond, find those who are in need and meet thar need, whether it be with a warm coat, a hot cup of coffee, or a nourishing meal, but most importantly; with the incomparable Christ.