Picture a snow storm. The biggest one you can remember. Think of the snow, the harshness of the winter air, and the feeling of your nose and ears when you have forgotten your hat. Remember how cold your hands felt when you left your gloves at home or in the car. Think of the ice, and the way you slide around when you’re trying to walk.
Snow and winter storms can be a beautiful bestowing from God. Yet, at the end of these winter days we’re able to retreat to the comfort of our homes, maybe sit by a fire, or warm ourselves in our favorite chair with a cozy blanket.
What if you couldn’t get warm? What if you had no place to go or no winter clothing? What if the flame of a single candle was your only heat source?
Many of guest’s experience the harshness of winter every day. We have guests that camp under bridges, sleep on the cold pavement, and even live in the woods. Many of them haven’t known the comforts of their own home in years. A warm winter coat, a hat, and gloves are like gold to them. They need them to survive. They struggle day after day and night after night.
At Morning Glory we serve all different kinds of people who are all at different walks of life. Our volunteers come from different backgrounds, different places, and work different jobs. What unites us together is we are all God’s Children who feel the desire to be loved. A love that can only truly be fulfilled from the one true God above.
“Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.”
– 1st Peter 3:8
Ask God to fill your heart with love this week. To show compassion and love to the co-worker you may not get along with, the homeless person on the street, or the family member one may not get along with. Pray for our guests whose only thoughts are making it through another night on the street. We are all called to love one another with humility and compassion even when it’s hard.Please pray this week that the poor and needy in Kansas City will feel loved.