Mark Twain has been credited for saying, “Everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” As Christians, we can do something. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and estimates of other agencies, the homeless population in this country exceeds 700,000. During warmer weather, we may not be as observant to the plight of a homeless person. In extreme cold, homelessness presents a threat to life. Reach out today by contacting a local homeless shelter and inquiring of its immediate needs. Your local shelter may need extra blankets, extra food, extra volunteers and extra resources. Instead of complaining about how cold it is, be thankful for the shelter that you have and the warm place where you will lie your head tonight. Lift up the homeless in prayer and in action.
Published January 15th, 2009 by wpengine