The Gifts of the Homeless
Originally posted at: https://samsusa.org/2020/01/31/the-gifts-of-the-homeless/
When God moves in our hearts, it can be with unexpected whispers of the Spirit through the actions of the least likely.
Three times over the Advent/Christmas season we received gifts from homeless people. We do not know all the reasons that they are homeless but they come to church to receive and to give.
We do not really want the half-smoked cigars or the used CD’s but their love and generosity moves us to tears. It may be all they have to share but share they must or their hearts will burst from the sorrow of their situation.
They attend the services, come to the coffee time where they are treated with dignity, acceptance and love and then return to “wherever.” One of the homeless men sang in our Carols by Candlelight service attending every rehearsal and singing heartily and joyfully. Is one of them an angel we are welcoming?
“Don’t neglect to show hospitality, for by doing this some have welcomed angels as guests without knowing it.” Hebrews 13:2
We all are surrounded with opportunities to show the love of Christ. May this New Year of 2020 be filled with reaching out “to the least of these.”
He gives more grace.
All praise to Him, Kerry & Cynthia