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HOMELESSNESS AT CHRISTMAS TIMES
by sana edoja
12/16/2010 / Devotionals
Let's remember those who do not have a home at Christmas.
Let's remember those who do not have a coat and a thick blanket to keep them warm.
Let's remember those who do not have any money to buy food or a hot drink to fill their bellies.
Let's remember those who do not have a hot shower to clean themselves;
Let's remember those who do not have any clothes to keep them warm.
Let's remember those who do not have a friend to encourage them to carry on.
Let's remember those who do not have a family to wish them "merry Christmas and happy new year".
Jesus can help the homeless through your generosity and your gratefulness.
Let's be grateful to God that we have a job, even if it is a part-time job,
Let's be grateful to God that we have a home, food on the table and a warm bed.
Let's be grateful to God that we have a family to support us and help us in times of needs;
Let's be grateful to God that we would be celebrating Christmas with our loved ones.
Most importantly, let's be grateful that we know Jesus, that he cares and loves us by giving us
all of those things above.
When you see a homeless person that is hungry, buy them some food, even if it is a sandwich or a pack of
crisps, that will give them a meal.
When you see a homeless person that is thirsty, buy them a drink who will quench their thirst or a hot drink to
keep them warm.
New American Standard Bible
35'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; 36naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.' 37"Then the righteous will answer Him, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? 38'And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? 39'When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?' 40"The King will answer and say to them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.'
41"Then He will also say to those on His left, 'Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels; 42for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink; 43I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.' 44"Then they themselves also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not take care of You?' 45"Then He will answer them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.' 46"These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."
I'm not a person that do all those things all the times, but, I can only try our best. It is a good feeling when we help those people in need because we give thanks to God for what he has given us. It is Christmas time and a good time to remember those who will die of cold and hunger because we turned our backs on them. We all have a sinful past so let us stop our selfishness and our silly judgement. Let us give to the homeless without judgement, in the name of Jesus. That is called doing the work of God.
God bless you all and Merry Christmas.
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