274 – You Did It to Me
August 24, 1987
On Saturday I was upset again because the neighbor kids, Leah and David, wanted to have dinner with us. I said, raking the grass, Lord, if You want me to joyfully feed these neighborhood children, You tell me by the word of God—calculating quickly in my mind that in my devotions I was reading in the end chapters in Matthew and it wouldn’t again say to give cold water, or –I was hungry and you fed Me.
Feeling quite safe with my bargain I soon saw Dan bringing the mower in. I began to speak to him over my dismay at the neighborhood kids hanging around at mealtime. He said, Well Jesus says, “When I was hungry and you fed me……” AWWW! The verbal word!!
They stayed. I repented of my stingy bad attitude.
Tonight, reading my Bible, looking for something else, there it was:
For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat;
I was thirsty, and you gave Me drink;
I was a stranger, and you invited Me in;
I was sick, and you visited Me;
I was in prison, and you came to Me.
To the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me!
Matthew 25:35-36, 37-38