What are you waiting for? How can you sit there? Do you see the broken children with no home, no parents, no hope? How can we forget the least of these?
We, as the church, are commanded to help orphans. We are called to help God’s children.
When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
Then the King will say to those on his right, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 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.”
Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?”
The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”
Then he will say to those on his left, “Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.”
They also will answer, “Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?”
He will reply, “Truly, I tell you, whatever you did not do not one of the least of the these, you did not do for me.”
Matthew 25: 31-45.
“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”
“These brothers of mine?” They are Jesus’s brothers, hence God’s children. Jesus commands you to help his children, yet you sit on the couch watching football while a child’s life burns to the ground. You are furious when your incompetent neighbor gets his car stuck in front of your driveway, making you late to work, but don’t even stop to consider the children in poverty.
Will you take Jesus seriously? Will we be Jesus to the least of these? If not us, who? If not now, when? You were raised by parents. You had mentors in your life. Who’s going to going to be there for them?
Not everyone is fit to adopt. But you can still help. You can support those who do adopt, and they will need it. These are broken children, with broken hearts, and mending hearts is not easy. It will take sweat, blood, and tears. It will take mental strength. Your heart will be broken, torn, and lifted, and again. But it is worth it. They are beloved children of God. They have nothing to call their own. They have no hope…but you.
Will you love the least of these?