When a person does something nice for another person, they are demonstrating love for that person. When they do something nice for the person’s friend, they are demonstrating love for that person. When they do something nice for that person’s child, they are demonstrating love for that person.
It’s the same with God. When we show love to others, we are showing love to God because we are showing love to His creation. Follow me? Here’s a few scriptures.
Matthew 18:5 says, "And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me." God seems to be saying that if someone loves a child because that child belongs to God (in my name) then that person is showing love to God.
Matthew 25:34-45 speaks of when people will stand before God. The King of kings is judging the people of the earth. One area of judgment is how they treated those around them in need. When people around them needed food, water, clothes, etc. did they give them their needs. In fact, the King says this of their deeds: "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." In short, God says that what you did for those around you in need is what you have done to him.
One of my favorite scriptures says this: "He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again." – Proverbs 19:17 Think about that. When a person gives to someone in need they are lending to God. God will pay him back too!
In conclusion, I’d like to challenge you. Next time you see someone in genuine need, imagine that that person IS your Savior. Imagine Christ being homeless, or needing money to pay a debt. Imagine Christ in whatever needy position the person before you is in.
Would you help Christ?