From Ben Renich:
As this time is stressful for all of us, we tend to think quite a bit about what we want and need to be doing for ourselves and those close around us. Although we are limited in what we can physically do right now with the Stay at Home order, there are plenty of other things we can do for those immediately around us and even those farther away. We have so many ways of connecting with others at this moment in time. Technology has enabled us to reach many we normally couldn't.
And during these days of stress and commotion, there are so many things that want to grab our time and attention. But there is Jesus, He should have our attention. And He has asked us to do some very specific things. In Matthew 25:35-40, He states this:
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.' Then the righteous will answer him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?' And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.' (Matt. 25:35-40 ESV)
Although we can't do many of these things with our physical presence right now, these commands still underlay how we ought to be relating to those around us. If there is someone who can't go out for food right now, how can we be helpful to them? If they need other supplies, how we can make sure that they receive them?
Let's commit ourselves to do whatever it takes to help one another, to reach out. It can be with our physical presence, if possible. Or maybe we can use the technology available to bring a good word of encouragement. May our Savior show you in what way He would like you to bring that cup of water...