When did we?   When did we see God in need?    When did we do something about it?   These verses make it very clear that we can’t say, “When did we see you?”

God says that if you see a need, you need to meet that need.    No excuses.   No delays.   No “I didn’t notice.”

Matthew 25:35-40 (NIV)   35 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,36I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’  37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’  40 “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.’

The needs are there – we need to do something about those needs.

TJV