Monday, October 11, 2010
In one conversation, we talked a lot about what it looked like to be Jesus to people. In one situation, when the wife told her neighbor she could watch the neighbor's child with some pretty special needs every day, the neighbor responded saying "I don't know much about church, but I know that I love your God."
Wow! What an amazing statement! How often do you get to hear that from people around you? Are you reaching out to the widows and orphans, and caring for them through relationship over the long term?
Let me tell you, I had no desire to step out of our comfort zone and do this even two years ago, but God is bringing us on an incredible journey and helping us to understand more about people's needs around us, and how we can reach out to them over the long term in relationship.
We have been able to do this in small ways so far through our foster care respite weekends. I'm looking forward to what He's bring to us next.
How about you? In what ways to you care for those around you? How are you giving them hope?