Last night as we were setting up for everything, a man came up to me. He said, “I read about you all in the newspaper and I wanted to donate a few dollars.” Then he put some money in my hand. I turned around as he walked away. I saw him get into his van. He had stopped at the intersection and just jumped out.
That was so encouraging to me. Knowing that there are others out there that care and want to help us extend a helping hand to those who have fallen through the cracks of society. You can see the article that was in the Tulsa World here.
Filed under Love, Thoughts
We pray that the Lord will make your love grow. We pray that he will give you more and more love for each other and for all people. We pray that you will love everyone in the same way we love you.
1 Thessalonians 3:12 (ERV)
Every person who is out on the streets is someone’s son or daughter. Some have brothers and sisters. Still others have children who are young or grown. Even those that we meet who claim that they have no one in the world have a Heavenly Father who loves them.
Can you hear the sobs of their loved ones? I have met parents who know that their child is on the streets. I have seen the anguish and searing pain. I know that those same parents pray fervently for their child. And God always answers those prayers. Sometimes not the way we think or we want, but He is faithful. God sends Search & Rescue out every Friday to reach some of these loved ones who have been lifted up in prayer.
It is our prayer that we never miss the divine appointments that God has for us.
I am reminded of a Twila Paris song called “Cry for the Desert.” In the song, she says she will pour her life on this terrain. In a way that is what God has called us to do. Pour ourselves out as an offering to God and in doing so reach the people. These are the precious fruit of the earth!