The other day my friend shared her story. It is extremely powerful, and helped me see Jesus in new ways.
“I got on my knees and cried out to God. I want to see your face, I want to feel your presence, I want to know you. I know many can relate to this, who hasn’t cried this prayer out?
God gave me Matthew 25:35-40 and it hit me hard. He said to me,
‘Come find me
Im a stranger drinking at the bar
Im sick and immobile in your local hospital
Im in a 6 by 8 cell behind steel bars
Im thirsty drinking filthy water in Indonesia
Im starving in the slums of India
Im a boy handed a gun and forced to kill in Nigeria
Im a little girl being stripped naked and taken in a dark room
Im being pushed down and murdered in Israel
You say you want to see me, come find me.’
I now have a new prayer,
Father God I will go to you. With the Holy Spirit as the force behind me, when I go out there, i will not be moved but become a movement. I will seek you out. I will see you in the eyes of the hungry and break bread with you. I will feel you in the hearts of the lonely and abandoned and I will sip wine with you. I will hear you in the cries of injustice and I will lay myself down for you. Jesus set the example, to follow is to go.”