Before #als took away the use of my arms and legs I LOVED going to downtown Birmingham with my church family to pack boxes of food for friends in need.
As I’d add my 2 cans of veggies and 2 proteins along the assembly line, I’d pray for the family who would get that box. Often I’d end up with tears remembering a lovely woman I had discipled who desperately needed boxes of food like these when she was a child.
Her dad was long gone, her mother would be away for days working, often illegally, leaving her home alone to care for her little brother.
When she would get hungry she’d dig out a dirty spoon from the sink and scrounge through the refrigerator and pantry for something to eat. She’d often use her spoon to move maggots out of the way so she could scoop up a few bites to make it the hunger pains go away.
I’m so honored to be her friend and know her magnificent story from the depths of poverty to the riches of Gods grace.
May her story inspire you to go do what I can no longer do!
“Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’
The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’”
Matthew 25:34-36, 40
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