Thursday, June 3, 2010

You Might Think I'm Crazy...

...but I know what I saw. Or didn't see.

Yesterday I was out and about running errands. I needed to make a left hand turn onto the highway, but the turn signal was red, however the light was still green for cars going straight. So, I was stuck at this light for a while. It's fairly common down here to see people in the median or on the side of the road homeless or in need of money. I mean, it's not like every street corner, but I see it more here than I have before. Well, except for Northampton. Anyway, so there is a man standing in the median with a teeny piece of cardboard that simply says "Homeless. God Bless You." My heart always goes out to people that I see begging like that. I guess it makes me think about what got them to this point and how hard it would be to "come back" from it. Plus, I always just feel super self-aware when I'm sitting there in my brand new car, enjoying my perfect little life, and these poor people are practically staring me in the face. And I can't spare something to help?! Please. Ok, anyway, so it was almost 90 yesterday, not to mention humid and I figured this guy had to be thirsty. I had been to Target earlier in the day and gotten 2 large bottles of Starbucks Frappucino's. So, I rolled down my window and called out to him. He came over and I offered him one. I said it wasn't cold, but he said that was was wet! So, he proceeds to start telling me that he doesn't have anything in this world, but he has Jesus and even though he's homeless, Jesus still loves him and he can talk to Him. On & on he goes. At one point, I agree with him that the Bible does say that Jesus loves him. Finally, the arrow turns green (this was a seriously long light!) and I say, "Well, my arrow is green, hope you have a nice day!". He says thank you & God bless and off I go. So, I'm making my turn and look in my rearview mirror and...


I'm telling you. NOT THERE. He did not cross the 4-lane highway, he was not hanging onto my bumper, he was just gone.

So, you think what you want. I'm just saying....

"Keep on loving each other as brothers. Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it." Hebrews 13: 1-2


  1. wow! what a neat story. thanks for sharing!

  2. What a wonderful reinforcement of your heart of compassion!

  3. I LOVE hearing stories like this! How cool! God is so cool!!!