Recently I bought a new cell phone, a Samsung Galaxy S10 that has beautiful photo ability and more clarity in videos. I’ve often wondered how I can serve the Lord using my gifts; writing, speaking, helping and having empathy for people who are suffering.
YouTube has been a gold mine of videos about homelessness in the Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles. My heart goes out to those people who are out on the sidewalk in tent cities. These people are actually living in squalor and are easily ignored. Who has the resources to help these people?
AS I’ve watched informational videos – excellent documentaries by news agencies – my thoughts have been stimulated to wonder at how much of a need there is for those people to know Jesus Christ.
How much stronger they may be if they had the power of the Holy Spirit to strengthen and guide them; and how much happier they would be to know that there is their loving Creator, the One True God, waiting with open arms for them to reach out to seek him.
How rewarding it would be if a government agency would look at this – allowing Christian complexes who would help give them a help hand, providing a temporary space for them to live and shower, eat and be taken to doctor’s appointments – while they get on their feet?
All it would take is to have some strong believers in the Lord Jesus Christ to set up a housing program, much like Christian shelters, that ran on private donations. Having federal funds to show people the way to Christ, where He can work from the inside of a person to make them whole and spiritually healed, is the best way to help someone, in whatever state of life they are in.
As a Christian who was formerly homeless in earlier times, but who did not know God then, I can tell you that I am strong, being healed from the inside from traumatic experiences I’ve survived and have been given a sound mind through the pain and agony of my own earlier suffering.
A heart for helping is what I know the Lord Jesus Christ has gifted me with, and helping the poor pleases Our Lord.
I may want to get involved in a Christian program where the people are helped in a way to give them help getting back up on their feet.