Visiting and Ministering to Jesus

“And when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You? And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of Mine, you did it for Me.’”
Matthew 25:40 (NASB)

During almost 60 years of ministry, I have helped and visited Jesus in many ways.

Visiting the sick, visiting people in prison, waiting with believers until angels came to escort them to heaven, arranging financial support to people in need and so on. These precious people were all loved by Jesus and myself.

One snowy Christmas eve over 50 years ago I had an urgent request for a visit from an elderly lady who attended my church. She wanted a visit that very night. I complied and after my two small sons were in bed, I went to her home.

She gave me a brief history of her adult life. In her youth she married a man who was not a believer and though he provided her with a privileged life she never had children. She attended church but he never came with her.

She wanted to know if she could be forgiven by her Saviour for marrying against the clear teaching of Scripture. I assured her that Jesus was always eager to forgive anyone who confessed whatever sin if they truly repented. She quietly bowed her head and prayed.

When I left her home that night she was at peace as she felt Jesus was near her.

Driving home I realized that I had been with Jesus as I sat with His beloved child and guided her gently to the cross where forgiveness is always found by the repentant ones. It was for me a most sacred time.

I have also visited Jesus in various jails across Ontario, and financially helped Him when dispensing funds from the church funds and my personal resources to individuals in need.

It is such a sacred and joyful act to meet the needs of a child of the King of Kings.

Simply a visit, reading Scripture, holding a dying person’s hand, giving a word of encouragement, or assuring the person of your love and concern for them only takes an hour or so of your time. But how blessed is the child of God!

The Good Shepherd Himself smiles on you and says, “You did this for me.”.

Can you think of some child of God who would benefit from a visit?

Perhaps you could take some money from your savings and pay the mortgage for a believer who lost their job. One family bought me a car when I needed one urgently.

Or you might take a believer shopping for clothes, food, etc.

If you do, Jesus will say to you, “Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of Mine, you did it for Me.”

Go and help Jesus today.

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