Wednesday, January 7, 2009
I Challenge You 4
I am very sensitive to all of the homeless people I see. If you want to know a huge secret of mine...... I once thought I might end up like one of them. Even if they are in the circumstances that they are because of alcohol or drug abuse, or laziness, or because maybe some might think that they must have done something to deserve their circumstances, I am telling you, that I know it is a tough life. It's gotta be. Just look into one of their eyes sometime...... and you will see the pain.
I am no way bragging or boasting......... this is peanuts compared to what should and could be done. But------- it is something that I think anyone who is living on the streets would appreciate. A small meal, something to drink, a note of encouragement, and a napkin to wipe their mouth with afterward. If is something tangible, and affordable------- something my kids can relate to and enjoy giving. You should have seen how excited Anna was to help put these three little care packages together. I will carry them in my car and give them away every chance I get. My kids can't wait till they are gone, so we could make more.
I challenge to do something similar with your kids.
"Sometimes I'd like to ask God why he allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it... but I am afraid God might ask me the same question." --Anonymous