And we with our MP3’s and iPod gadgets think we’ve had it tough these last few days. Just imagine if it was that Flu epidemic in 1918, quarantined, not able to communicate with anyone except those folks right in our home. No TV news, internet, WIFI or even radio. The only likely news came from small weekly newspapers.
Just think about it friends. Our great-great-great grandparents had no sugar till the 13th century, no coal till the 14th century and no buttered bread till the 16th.
Can you imagine living without coffee, tea and soap? People did that until the 17th century. I guess they swirled sticks against rocks to get fire because matches weren’t invented till the 19th century. Gas and electricity came along about the same time but I guess that was okay. There were no cars till then either.
“I was hungry and starving and you were obese; thirsty and you watered your garden; no road to follow and no hope and you called the police and were happy that they took me prisoner; barefoot and with ragged clothing and you said ‘I have nothing to wear. Tomorrow, I will buy something new; ‘ sick and you asked: “Is it infectious?” (From the World Council of Churches)
And God says:
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, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ (From Matthew 25:35-40, NIV)
Prayer- Oh God give us the opportunity today to feed the hungry or clothe the needy, all for the name of Jesus. Amen.