As the temperatures start to drop, God is bringing a steady stream of people to knock on our doors:
- an angry 20-something finally turned away by friends and family because of his addictions
- our neighbors, stiff from sleeping on the floor but not able to afford beds
- the cold loner who spent the summer moving from one abandoned house to another
- the local businessman, bound by the chains of drugs or alcohol
- a staunch grandmother with custody of her grandkids, hoping for some extra food and blankets.
He is watching over all these, wanting to show Himself and be known by them. He brings them to the Mission to find rest, a listening ear, practical help, and strength from the Lord who cares for His children through their community.
“The poor and homeless are desperate for water, their tongues parched and no water to be found.But I’m there to be found, I’m there for them, and I, God of Israel, will not leave them thirsty.I’ll open up rivers for them on the barren hills, spout fountains in the valleys. (Isaiah 41:17ff, The Message)
Who will open the door to them, if we do not? We together have the joy of leading them to what they need. Thank God with us for the privilege of being His hands in Muncie and the rest of East Central Indiana.