"it's cold out."
"I know. I was out earlier."
"no. I mean really cold, bundle up."
this was our conversation as I prepared to leave for work last night. first show back, with a nervous stomach, I left.
at 10:00 on my way home, I had to stop at the grocery. it seemed even colder as I got out of my warm car and stomped (because of clodhopper-kind-of- boots) into the store.
as I came out with my groceries, my mind went to the guests we served just a month ago at ChristNet. where were they tonight? had they found a shelter? could they walk around meijer all night to keep warm? "Lord keep them warm tonight."
I can't imagine not having a home to come home to. and yet for thousands among us, that is their reality. "Lord, may I have a sensitivity to the needs around me and act when I can."