It's starting to get cold outside. Fall nights are chilly and soon there will be a frost. Can you imagine sleeping outside and waking up with frost on your blanket or your nose? What about once the snow starts to fly? Sub zero temperatures! 30 or 40 below windshield type temperatures. We get warned by the weather man to keep bundled and not allow your skin to be exposed for more than a few minutes. Would you allow your children to sleep outside when it's below zero? I know I wouldn't.
What happens when the shelters are full? What happens is that sons, daughters, moms, dads, sisters and brothers get turned away and have to find a place to sleep. It sickens me. I have a hard time sleeping sometimes when it's storming outside or it's really cold. I think about them.
I used to wonder if they were warm. I used to wonder if they were afraid. I used to wonder if they cried themselves to sleep. Now I don't wonder anymore. I've met them. I've talked to them. They've shared their hearts and their fears. I don't wonder anymore because now I know. I know that they are cold. I know that they are scared. I know that they cry. I know they're hurting and alone. I know that they have lost all hope. I know that what they think is true. No one cares. No one is listening. No one sees them. Well, I shouldn't say no one, but that's what they think and for the most part it's true. Not many people care enough to actually do something about it.
I cry out to God! My heart is broken. Another winter and they will continue to sleep with no roof over their head. If some of them are luck they will get a mat and a bologna sandwich at a local shelter. We will continue to cry out to God. We will continue to try to Lead the Lost home...one person at a time. Or on days like today...we took 3 off the streets. I wish we could do more. If you feel led to help us help them, go to http://www.breakthroughministries.org/. If you want to experience an eye opening, life changing experience, join us on Tuesday nights.
On behalf of those who have lost hope, I cry out to you Lord.
I pray to you, O Lord, my rock.
Do not turn a deaf ear to me.
For if you are silent,
I might as well give up and die.
Listen to my prayer for mercy
as I cry out to you for help
as I lift my hands toward your holy sanctuary.
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