“Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unstained by the world.”
Looking after widows and orphans in their distress is a pivotal part of walking out my faith in this life. The helpless and hopeless must be my focus as well as keeping myself unstained by the world.
We often judge Christian greatness by how many people came to know Jesus because of our testimonies. But how many people came to know Jesus because of the widows and orphans for whom you cared? The Gospel is not a list of facts which upon acceptance provide you with a pass to Heaven. The Gospel is the good news that Jesus reached down to you in your desperate need and provided a way to you to escape the eternal consequences of your sin.
Every man is in distress like a widow or an orphan and Jesus reaches out to look after him with the only provision that makes a difference. Jesus gives eternal life to the eternally dying.
When you look after the needs of someone in distress you display to the world a perfect picture of the work of Jesus. You will be blessed.