Perhaps this will move you…
Mother Teresa has helped me through her writings to make sense of much I had trouble articulating:
“Hungry for love, He looks at you. Thirsty for kindness, He begs from you. Naked for loyalty, He hopes in you. Sick and imprisoned for friendship, He wants from you. Homeless for shelter in your heart, He asks of you. Will you be that one to Him?”
We can find the face of God in the poor (Matthew 25:45). We do what we do for Him, in Jesus, through Jesus, with Jesus, to Jesus. – Heidi’s Boilerplate
That bible verse is wonderful! Here it is:
And the King will reply to them, Truly I tell you, in so far as you did it for one of the least [in the estimation of men] of these My brethren, you did it for Me.
Then He will say to those at His left hand, Begone from Me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels! For I was hungry and you gave Me no food, I was thirsty and you gave Me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome Me and entertain Me, I was naked and you did not clothe Me, I was sick and in prison and you did not visit Me with help and ministering care. – Matthew 25:40-43
We cannot possibly misunderstand the value that God places on love – either in the OT or in the NT. For years in my life I was literally dying for it. Now I have it… and God wants me to give it away to others.
I’m absolutely busting to go help, I have been for years! But God wants me to slow down so He can heal me and prepare me. I want Him to hurry up so I can get out there and go help people! Funny huh?
What I didn’t get is that it is *IN* the process of Him healing me that we’re being bonded together in trust and I’m learning to lean on Him and love Him – all are needed for me to go out there and help in Africa and the Middle East.