I was taken aback when I opened my email this morning. Here’s what our buddy Dennis Fisher had to say…
God leads you to plant seeds in ways that truly bless all involved. I’m in DC and I was blessed beyond words. Here is how God led me.
I left the hotel and decided to go to an area of DC called China Town, about a mile or so walk. I finally found a place to eat and by the time I left, it was after dark. Instead of returning the way I walked down, I went a couple of blocks over and was going through an area called Franklin Park. I will admit I was getting a little nervous… not a well lit area and the park had several pretty rough-looking people.
I was approached by a rather large black guy asking for money for a Metro ticket. I almost passed him by but stopped. I asked him who he was and started a conversation. To make a long story short, before long he was telling me all about his street life… how and why he ended up there. God just put words on my heart when I had no idea what to say to this man.
As we were talking, several of the folks in the park kinda wandered by, checking us out. Roc (His street name) introduced me to each one. We talked about why the Lord put people through tough times and how our relationship with Jesus would guide us through it. We prayed together and shared different life stories of good and bad times.
We went over to the Metro station and I put some fare money on his Metro card. Walking out of the Metro station, he stopped to talk to a young homeless couple. They were hugging and you could sense the bond they had. He walked with me back to 15th Street, out of the area you don’t want to be in.
I left him with what money I had in my pocket. He didn’t ask but the Lord put it on my heart to do so. He thanked me and I told him I wished I could do more. His response was that he just needed someone to talk to and listen to him — like a person. I told him the Lord put me there and he always had Him to turn to.
We hugged, me and this large homeless man. I just pray that the Lord touched His heart as much as He did mine.
So Please pray for Ronnie (“Roc”) and his homeless family.
Jesus, Himself, said…
‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’ (Matthew 25:40)
If you want to celebrate, here you go…