Red Letter Challenge – Day 29

October 8 – Day 29

“For I was hungry and you gave me food.” – Matthew 25:35

We hear a lot about food in our country.  We hear about obesity and how much Americans eat, while at the same time we hear about millions of people around the world who are without food.  Jesus tells us in Matthew 25 that whatever we do for the least of those in the world, the least privileged, we’ve done it for Him.  He says that the people who take care of the least privileged will be the ones who are welcomed into His Kingdom.

This is not a scare tactic.  Jesus is simply saying that those who believe in Him are people who help the least privileged, it’s what they do.  The stronger a person’s relationship with God, the more natural it becomes to take care of God’s children in this world.  Even in America, the land of blessing and opportunity, people are still starving.  They need help, and who better to help them than the followers of Jesus?

Challenge: Give food to the needy.  This can be done to someone on the side of the street, or to our Backpack Buddies program or Matthew Ministry at Holy Cross.

God’s Blessings,
Pastor Bill

Today’s devotion came from the book, “Red Letter Challenge,” by Zach Zehnder, pages 176-179.