“Then the righteous will answer Him,
‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You,
or thirsty, and give You something to drink?
And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in,
or naked and clothe You?
When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’
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.’”
Matthew 25: 37-40
We love Jesus and we are here in Papua New Guinea to serve Him. Jesus asks us to do that by serving the poor, and the broken, and the sick…
My high school students and I decided that we wanted to take that seriously and literally. Sunday we (the high schoolers, myself, and many other missionary families) took the short walk to the hospital to worship with, share the gospel with, and pray for the patients there.
We met a mama who had a very sick baby…we prayed with her as she wept quietly.
We met a man had a heart condition and who wanted to become stronger in his walk with the Lord…we prayed with him.
We met a man who was in the hospital after getting himself into a horrible fight and had no interest in God…we prayed with him.
We met a man who wanted to give his life to the Lord…we prayed and rejoiced with him!
Many others I don’t even know about were visited with and prayed for…
One of the great privileges we have is to live so close to the poor and the sick, the people Jesus calls
"brothers of Mine."