Dr. Tim saw Marta in the Emergency Department. After hearing her sad story, he asked her to wait until he was off duty. He then drove her to the food store. She did her shopping and he paid.
Then he drove her home and was introduced to her two young daughters. The three of them lived in a small studio apartment with no furniture. They slept on the floor.
The following evening Tim, who is the faculty adviser for the Christian Medical Student Association, shared with the med students Marta’s dire situation.
One student said, “My wife and I just bought a new bed. Our old bed is still good. They are welcome to it.” Another student said, “We have a sofa they can have.” One more student said, “I have an extra chest of drawers.” Another student said, “I have a truck. Why don’t we load up the stuff now and drive it over!” And they did.
A few days later Tim’s wife invited Marta and her daughters for dinner. Tim’s daughters reached out to Marta’s girls and they became fast friends.
It seems Marta is not yet ready to come to church, but her daughters are! Now on Sundays Tim’s family picks up Marta’s daughters and brings them to church and Sunday school. The girls love Jesus and are growing in their faith.
- 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, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “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.’ Matthew 25:35-40
- SONG: ONLY ONE LIFE – Lyrics by C.T. Studd, Music by Kathleen
[This life is temporary. This life is short. When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever. Where will the “real you” live? Will you live for all eternity separated from God? Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven? Learn more so you can make your most important decision: http://www.godlife.com/gospel/ and http://www.godlife.com/en/about-christianity
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