Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Love Languages and Homeless Outreach

Time keeps flying by! Wow only 1 more meeting before summer!

Thanks to Rose and Magnolia for supplying us with plenty of yummy treats to get ready for swimsuit season....ha, ha! I hope we're all making strides in loving our children in all 5 of the love languages and becoming more aware of the faces of the homeless around us.

I had the privelege of taking our lunches (over 100 sack lunches) down to the Phoenix Rescue Mission. I have to admit I had never been there and I got lost.....but what sweet surprise God placed before me. I got off of the freeway and there was a homeless guy with a sign sitting on a crate. I sometimes smile and look away, but this time I had over 100 lunches in my car. I thought to myself, "Why not give this guy one?" So I rolled down my window and held a lunch out. He ran over and said, "Thank you, Thank you!". Then he scurried over to a private area on the sidewalk of the overpass and dug through the bag with delight. As I turned the corner he looked up and gave me a big wave and a smile. I had tears in my eyes as I drove away. What a sweet glimpse into the eyes of the Lord just as Matthew 25 states.

Verse 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Hope you all had a blessed Easter. I look forward to seeing what each of your tables put together for our final Tea and Testimony meeting on May 5th. Lilac will be hosting and it'll be AWESOME! See you there!

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