She said her family may as well be as far away as Mars. I asked what she was doing for Christmas dinner. If she didn’t have any plans she could hang out with us, play board games, eat dinner, and watch a movie.
We saw her a couple more times before Christmas.
We asked her once more and gave her our phone number. We didn’t want her to feel like she HAD to come to dinner so we didn’t bug her about it again.
Dinner was almost done and it was around 5pm. We hadn’t heard from her yet. I whispered something like, “Okay, God, I’m not sure what to do. If You want her here, please show us. If not, then okay.”
I called her number. No answer. I left a quick message; something like, “Hey, we’d love for you to still come to dinner if you want to. It’s almost ready to eat. Please let us know. We can come pick you up if you need a ride.”
Within minutes she called saying she was at a nearby store (which was closed for Christmas) and would love to hang out.
She was only a few minutes away from our house. After she was in the car, I told her I could have driven to her house to pick her up. I didn’t mind at all. “Where do you live?”
She said, “You mean today?”
Our family has known for a long time that we are to help take care of homeless people.
Knowing this, we’ve tried to get involved in local homeless shelters and every year we’re told they have enough help.
~~> What we’ve learned is that people don’t have to ask other people how they can help. Ask God how He wants you to help. He’ll show the way. <~~
He brought a homeless woman to our door for Christmas dinner.
God will make a way when there looks like there is none.
That tug on your heart is there for a reason. Ask God what He wants you to do. He’ll lead you – even in the little things.
He also leads in the bigger God-sized things.
God put it on our hearts (about one year ago) that He’s moving us to Alaska to open and care for homeless teen center. He makes a way where we cannot see a way.
Prayers always welcome here.
We don’t know everything about how to do this God-sized job but we can look back and see how God has been preparing us for this for over 35 years. We’ll keep following as He opens doors.
This is all about God and His Power. We are just His hands and feet.