I’m Homeless and Hungry; Please Help Me!

What if you see a sign which reads, “I’m Homeless and Hungry; Please Help Me!” What would you do?

Homeless and Hungry

This week a story caught my attention of a man who posed as a homeless and hungry person, in order to give away money to people who stopped to help him. See video below:

As I reflected on this week’s story, I am reminded of 1 Corinthians 13:2, “And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.”

See the break-down of the criteria from the Scripture below:

  1. Gift of prophecy
  2. Understand all mysteries
  3. Knowledge
  4. Faith
  5. Charity

Needless to say, I am blown away by the last criterion on the list. If one has such a wonderful gift of prophecy, in order to foresee and foretell things that will happen in the future, and can also interpret and relay the mysteries of God, which some people are oblivious of, and knowledge, which spans beyond comprehension, as well as faith so strong that it moves mountains, but have not charity, you have nothing. Charity means the voluntary giving of help, typically in the form of money, to those in need.

I am almost sure that this man who pretended to be homeless and hungry must have met so many rejections on the street, as opposed to the few who stopped to help. However, Paul instructed us to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how He said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35).

Many resolutions this New Year will no doubt include financial blessings. Although this may be true, this New Year’s resolution list should also include how you can help someone who’s really in dire needs. In so doing, your blessings will be abundant and overflowing.

God bless you all!

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About Minister Gertrude Ferguson - Founder & CEO- Enough Tribulations

Gertrude Ferguson is an ordained Minister, Inspirational Speaker, and a Writer. She was born in Jamaica West Indies, and is a citizen of the United States of America. She currently lives in the state of New Jersey. She does Preaching Engagements, Empowerment Conferences, Inspirational Speaking, Seminars and also Free-Lance Writing. She's a teacher by profession, and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with Honors, and is now completing her Master of Arts in Higher Education. Minister Ferguson is married to Bishop Hervin Ferguson. She is the First Lady of the St. John’s Trinitarian Baptist Church in St. Mary, Jamaica, of which her husband is the Overseer. She founded and currently funds 'The Aunt Tat Scholarship Aid' to help students complete their education. She is also the Founder and CEO of “Enough Tribulations,” a Peace & Deliverance Christian Ministry. “Enough Tribulations” comes out of the many obstacles and tribulations that she has been enduring during her Christian journey, and also stands to inspire others who are going through various tribulations. She has two children, Owayne and Hervianna. To request Minister Ferguson for preaching and speaking engagements, or to contact her, please leave her a comment here, or email her at info@enoughtribulations.com. Her new book titled: "Enough Tribulations - Finding Peace in the Midst of Tribulations" is now available, and can be purchased through this website www.enoughtribulations.com by clicking on the “Buy a Copy of Enough Tribulations Inspirational Book” icon at the top of the menu bar.
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14 Responses to I’m Homeless and Hungry; Please Help Me!

  1. Thank you for sharing this powerful story. And the video..the man was such a blessing !

  2. Minister Gertrude,

    I wept when I read this article and watched this video. Jesus Himself declares in Matthew 25:40 in as much as you have done it unto the least of these my brethern you have done it unto me. This is a heart wrenching story that should move every believer to action.

    God bless you and thank you for sharing this powerful story. It may not have been this man who is homeless and needy, but there are thousand out there that we must step forth as believers to help.

    Love you my sister.

    Debra

    • Praise the Lord, Minister Aiken. Thanks for this comment, which really touched me as well. I want to let you know that God has also been dealing with me, in terms of doing more for the homeless and hungry this year. After publishing this post, I went to take a nap, and I dreamed that I saw a lady with a donation pan, taking donation. I dropped some money in there, but not the typical $1 or $2 that people drop in those donation pans. It was a lot more. Anyway, the lady informed me that she was collecting money for the homeless people. I then prayed, and I realized God is showing me to give more to those in need this year, especially the homeless. Although my husband and I have been involved with charity all our lives, there’s a season for more giving, and helping more in another area. That’s how God is showing us that He will also abundantly bless us, if we obey Him in giving. As the Scripture states, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35).

      And, to add, I am going much further than giving to the homeless and hungry. I will also be volunteering at homeless shelters in my area. I have been busy traveling at times on ministry mission, and sometimes don’t get to do a lot locally. So for this New Year, that’s one of the ministry I will be embarking on. And, further down the road, maybe open a homeless shelter or a food pantry myself to shelter the homeless and feed the hungry. God bless you my dear sister.

      Minister Ferguson

  3. Oh sorry to answer your question is what I have always and will always do. I give what ever I have. Homeless people are human beings they have families who love them, a mom and a dad. We have actually befriended a man to does just this at an intersection by our home.

  4. Wow! I love this! That is so amazing! I just love this! God bless you for sharing this!

  5. Wow what a nice story. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Thanks for this video. What a blessing this man gave to people!

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