Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Lord, please continue to break my heart for what breaks yours...

Today I saw a man on the side of the road.  He was crippled, clearly.  He was asking for food, not money. Then I saw the lights on the cop car - flashing bright it pulled over and a woman got out.  I don't know what she said but I imagine she told him to get out of here, you can't ask for things here, it's illegal.  My heart sank I'm sure he had no where to go, no roof over his head, no food on the table, no family - but maybe he did.  That wasn't for me to know right then.  All I knew was that my heart hurt.  My friend said it best today, "they are people, not objects to be tolerated."  There is so much pain on the sides of the road, so much pain in this world.  I pray that God will continue to move Brett and I and our family into the mission field in the years to come.  Lord come, bring us every day new mercies and grace for those in need.