Cowboy hat. Boots with holes. Large belt buckle, made him look like a skinny cowboy. He was on the corner, near the supermarket I always visit. Weather had already turned cold so he was shivering with his cardboard sign. As I rolled down my window to bless him with twenty dollars, I asked about his situation. Randy was homeless. I told him I would pray and that I was worried about him with the cold front approaching. He seemed puzzled, then it hit me, he would not have a way to know about the coming weather. As he walked away he turned… smiled… and said God Bless You! As I drove away my heart hurt! What caused him to be there? What brought his life to this point? How would he ever get back on his feet, and back to comfort? So many times when I help someone such as Randy I think “but for the grace of God go I”. Do you realize that it is only by Gods grace, that any of us have a home and a loving family? I don’t ever think, for even a moment, it has anything to do with what I have done. It is only by God that my abilities… my mindset… my circumstances… are favorable in my direction. I sit in my comfortable chair, in my warm house, and I pray for Randy. There are many times I wish I could help each of them, and give them a place to stay. But for now, all I can do is pray, and let Jesus direct as only he can.
1 Corinthians 15:10
I Love You!