His eyes met mine. I sensed immediately that he wanted my undivided attention. His gaze was neatly fixed on me with purpose and intent. In a split second, I wondered exactly what demand he was placing on me. This man was wretched and unkempt. He wore a lean and hungry look. Nothing about him looked comely or inviting. From his demeanour, no one could really predict what he was contemplating. Indeed he was predictably unpredictable. He made his next move without apprehension. He requested for food with a betraying gesture. It was the other day when I stopped over at a fast food joint for a quick bite. Without hesitating, I bought him lunch.
On my way out, I felt a sudden rush of relief and satisfaction. Then my eyes became teary and my heart so heavy. It seemed to me as though Jesus was trying to tell me this: “I visit my own Earth every day, multiplying myself in cities, towns and villages. I walk into churches and pass by the neighbourhoods without any spectacle. I look up to my own just for a little kindness, a little love. But most often than not, I am rejected, disdained, scorned and made to feel extremely unwanted. I feel so unwanted by the teaming crowds who praise me with their lips and confess me as their Lord. Every day, I come to town with my angels. When you see me, you may not easily make me out. Son, judgment day will be full of shocking surprises, some pleasant and some unpleasant. Never cease to entertain strangers of any kind, and remember to always take a heart full of kindness everywhere you go.”
And then I remembered what he said in Matthew 25:40: “…Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” Child of God, touch a life today. Don’t be that soul-winner who won many souls for the Lord but never made it to Heaven himself. What is the work of the Lord? Jesus could be trying your heart today. Will you pass the test?