We had a client come in who has just gotten out of a violent domestic relationship. She is homeless, staying for the time with a friend of a friend. She has four kids and is trying to find a job and a place to live. To say the least, she has a lot that she is dealing with.
A volunteer told her about the dinners the churches have throughout town each night and was surprised when she noticed that tears were quietly streaming down her face. The volunteer wasn’t sure what she had said….and asked if she was okay while getting her some Kleenex. She said, “These dinners. I am never sure what to do for my kids for dinner.” She feels like she’s imposing on her friend and is unable to use his kitchen.
Of all of the things the Church could offer, helping her feed her children is the one thing that she needed the most.
Sometimes we forget that this great work is impacting real people who are struggling through the hardest, most tender and vulnerable moments of their lives. They need Jesus and his People to lean upon.
”God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” – Psalm 46:1