Thursday, September 27, 2007
God Provides for the Homeless
Being in school has its perks. I love being able to here stories that glorify God and today I heard just that. I met a young lady who was reading Rob Bell's Sex God in my racketball class. We went through the formal introductions and I asked her about the book. She said she thought she was reading it to fast, but was enjoying it. Fast forward to today. She asked about my weekend and I hers. Then she said, "Do you want to hear a story about how God is great?" I replied sure. She went on to describe her work with the homeless. She described a certain lady in her sixties who had been homeless for six years. The last time my friend had spoke to her she asked her to pray that she would find family. Apparently, the lady had family, but she did not know, nor did her family of her whereabouts. Over the weekend, my friend shared the prayer need with a few friends and as the lady requested, lifted her need to find her family to the Lord. My friend said she went this morning at 5am to help serve breakfast and the lady told her the police had found her and told her that she was on a Missing Persons List because her family had been searching for her. The homeless lady's prayers had been answered.
Many times we think that Jesus is only for the rich elite and "holy" people, but that is not the case. He is Lord of all, black, white; poor, rich; tall, short; ugly, and beautiful. We are all God's creations, uniquely created for His pleasure. I hope this story will make you consider the people on the street corner. Often times, our reaction is, "they just want to buy beer," or "I'd give 'em money, but they would blow it, look where they are!" or "get a job!" Sometimes finding out what their true needs are and putting some food in their belly is what they need. And other times, they need the saving grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus, isn't this our calling as Christians? Have a blessed day.