RE Verse reading–Matthew 25:31-46 (day five) “I was hungry and you gave me food” (vs 35) It is a shocking idea. A God who needs our help. Requires it, in fact. A God who (by His own choice and gracious purpose) humbles Himself to the point of no longer being self sufficient. Why? Why would He desire/need the prayers of His friends at Gethsemane? Why would He ask for a drink of water as He hung on the cross? Couldn’t He have supernaturally provided for His own needs? Yes, but He didn’t because He loved. By giving us work to do ( preparing it beforehand says Ephesians 2:10) He was loving us. He was giving us value, a reason to grow up. Like a Father loving a child, one of the great gifts the Lord gives us is to communicate that we are needed, useful, valuable. Self sufficiency is not strength. True strength is love expressed in fellowship that allows others to help.