Activated - - NEWS - By Kevin Sosa Kevin Sosa is a full-time mis­sion­ary in South Africa.

While rush­ing to an ap­point­ment, I passed a scruffy beg­gar with a baby in her arms. It’s a com­mon sight in Cara­cas, Venezuela, where this took place.

Give her some­thing. I rec­og­nized that in­ner voice as Je­sus’.

But she looks like she would spend it on drugs, I protested as I kept walk­ing. Well then, buy her some food.

Just then I came to a hot dog stand. Okay, I’ll do it for You.

I hur­riedly or­dered a hot dog and took it back to her. As I handed it to her, I told her that Je­sus loved her and of­fered to pray for her. She ac­cepted, and we bowed our heads and prayed right there on the street.

Sev­eral days later I stopped for a hot dog for my­self at the same stand, but the ven­dor wouldn’t let me pay for it. “I saw what you did the other day,” he said. “You not only bought a hot dog for that home­less woman, but you also prayed with her. I’ve been on this spot for 15 years. Thou­sands of peo­ple pass my stand ev­ery day, but I had never seen that! You never have to pay to eat here again.”

Like that hot dog ven­dor, God is al­ways watch­ing, and “your Fa­ther who sees in se­cret will Him­self re­ward you openly.”

1 1. Matthew 6:4

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”This is the first and great­est com­mand­ment. And the sec­ond is like it: “Love your neigh­bor as your­self.” All the Law and the Prophets hang on th­ese two com­mand­ments.

— Je­sus, Matthew 22:37–40 NIV

Show love in ev­ery­thing you do. — 1 Corinthi­ans 16:14 CEV

A Chris­tian re­veals true hu­mil­ity by show­ing the gen­tle­ness of Christ, by be­ing al­ways ready to help oth­ers, by speak­ing kind words and per­form­ing un­selfish acts, which el­e­vate and en­no­ble the most sa­cred mes­sage that has come to our world.

— Ellen G. White (1827–1915)

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