Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to Angels without knowing it. Hebrews 13:2
The scenario was a stormy dark morning as I drove into Redstone Arsenal recently. As I proceeded down the road towards the post there I saw a man in baggy pants, unkept hair, carrying plastic bags. He was covered up by a hoody. Not sure what his story was, but I felt so terrible as I drove past him all dry in my nice car. There is a safety issue for a woman alone approaching a strange man so I drove on by like most others.
After this occurrence I said to myself, "geez he could have been an angel. Maybe you could have gone around the block and given him some food". Never the less this gentleman is still a creature of God and deserves to be treated with respect. Someone later told me he is a mentally ill man who is not actually homeless but wanders the streets in that area of Huntsville. Have you been faced with something like this in your life? Do not endanger yourself but if you can help, do so.
Do you have a kind heart for those in our society that are down and out or do you feel they deserve what they get? Today just look for opportunities to be Jesus to the world. Now go be a blessing.
PRAYER: Dear Lord I see hurting people every day. It makes me grateful but also makes me wonder how I can reach out but yet stay safe. Help me shine your light to a hurting world. In Jesus' name. Amen.
P.S. And if you get a chance check out the movie 'Do You Believe' in theaters now.