I had to go that way anyhow. I might as well call my homeless friend and ask her if she needed some food.
She did. She said she was starving. So I started to prepare a lunch for her.
Then my phone rang. My son needed some information to apply for financial aid.
He said he needed it immediately. So I scurried to my bedroom, got the information, packaged it quickly and took it to my nearby post office.
I called my friend and told her I was sorry but I was gonna be late with lunch. I apologized profusely to her because I thought this poor lady has probably not eaten much all day long.
She said, “It is ok.”
I said, “I am so sorry, I don’t want to disappoint you.”
She said, “You could NEVER disappoint me. I love you.”
That statement dropped like a bomb into my consciousness.
Here is a woman who lives out of a tent in the woods. She has such a dynamic personality that people are drawn to her. She uses her vivacious personality to minister to others and her church building is the neighborhood Starbucks.
She has absolutely nothing but yet she has absolutely everything. She has to live every moment relying on the kindness of others and having faith that God will sustain her and those who minister to her.
Every time I provide something for her she prays over me, and each time she prays for my prosperity.
I have never mentioned to her that I was having difficulty financially. She sensed that from God. Yet my financial difficulty is a joke compared to where this woman is at. She is at the bare necessity level and I am at a level which is nowhere near that. Yet she is full of God and can not be disappointed when my chaotic life delays her lunch.
After having this conversation with this awesome woman of God I realized how many times I have thought I disappointed God. But how could I? I have accepted Jesus into my heart as my savior. When God looks upon me he doesn’t see my sin but instead the perfection of His love through the transforming power of his Son, Jesus Christ. That is a pretty awesome lesson to learn from a daughter of God who is currently without a home.
So thankful for her.