near, comfort and guide. There is something that happens down deep in our soul when people that love Jesus lift you up and lay you and your brokenness at the feet of Jesus.
As I have thought about those moments...my mind drifts to our clients. I wonder if they experience that heavenly exchange of brokenness for hope when our volunteers and staff pray with them. We never force or require prayer with our clients but we make a place for it in every thing that we do. If someone is willing to venture into that space we gladly ask Jesus to come fill it.
Housed and unhoused... those with abundance and those facing food insecurity. Stability and poverty mingling together...African American, Caucasian, Hispanic and Asian all intertwined. Life circumstances are the great equalizer. We will all experience the death of the people we love, we will all experience health crisis' in one form or another. If we live long enough, we will all experience our golden years and the challenges that comes with our bodies preparing to go back to the dust from which it was formed.
We are all the same no matter how society likes to put us in respective boxes of class, housing status or ethnicity. We all need to be lifted up to our Creator. We all need to hear the Gospel message of a Saviour that loves us, that died for us and that wants all of our broken pieces.
We all need to experience the heavenly exchange of hope for brokenness that happens when Jesus steps into our midst because two or three are gathered together in His name.