Friday 17th June 2011
There are times in our lives when we feel we are just not getting anywhere and then something happens to change our minds. I had such a day today. There is a couple I work with. When I first met them they were homeless, living under a bridge in the City. I negotiated their accommodation first to a motel for 2 nights. Then to a boarding house for 6 months. In that time working closely with them on various issues in their lives. Working closely with them and other agencies in the City yesterday resulted in them moving into transitional housing. Today I visited them in their new home. I say home because that is what it is. Now fitted with their own personal items and touches. It was like walking into any family home, homely and comforting. A place where anyone would be happy to visit and share with them. The lady in the relationship is currently 6 months pregnant. Now they have a home in which to bring their child into this world. I was invited to stay for lunch but declined, not because I didn’t feel right doing it but because I was a bit overwhelmed by the transformation that has occurred in these people’s lives and the God given opportunity I have to be involved in it.
Back in the car before I driving off I stopped and took time to thank God for His provision in the lives of His people.
Patience! You’ve got all the time in the world—whether a thousand years or a day, it’s all the same to you. Psalm 90:4