|Mama took his plate away|
This particular warming house is located in Anderson, IN and run by the kind folks at Main Street Church of God. It's pretty big news around there, because (to my knowledge) there is no other place like it in Anderson. This church chose to open the doors of their fellowship building to meet a need. You see, they knew of a couple that lives in the neighborhood, who has no access to heat, water, electricity, etc. There is no possible way for them to get these things in the place that they are staying. Yikes! It has been a cold winter. This church has invited anyone that needs warming. They have cots for napping, free hot lunches, movies, board games, coats, gloves, sweatshirts, socks, a bathroom (no shower).
My boys enjoyed spending time at the warming house. They did not just enjoy the food, they liked watching movies and spending time with the people there (especially the pastor). When we left I kept thinking about one couple that was there. They've been on my mind since yesterday afternoon.
|Enjoying lunch at the warming house|
Wow. You know. I bet they'd make amazing Christians. I don't know anything about their faith. I just now am thinking about Jesus telling the rich man that he had to get rid of everything and learn to be dependent on Him in order to follow. What things do I need to get rid of so I can follow better? What things am I unwilling to get rid of that hold me back?
I really wanted to write about being thankful for having warmth and food and a shower... sometimes I get in the way of myself though.
I think if I chose their lifestyle, I would miss my privacy the most. What about you? What's the one thing you would miss most if you had to give up everything you know?