The Lord left me a message, ‘life continues.’

forntsidewalk at steps022215It snowed the other day, and at the bottom of my porch steps the Lord left me a message, ‘life continues.’  A deer had come from the wooded area behind my house (an end unit) to eat berries on a shrub between my house and the townhouse next door.

Yes, life goes on; and as Christians we should do what we can to aid our fellow humans who are in need. There are at least 63 chronic homeless in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area.  Add to that the transient homeless who wander through the town.  The day before I had taken three winter coats and a pair of heavy winter gloves for the homeless to Fredericksburg’s Micah Ministries.  I also brought toiletries that I had collected from my hotel stays.

My church supports Micah Ministries and people of the community in need.  In addition to providing volunteers for cold weather homeless shelters, church volunteers on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday nights of every month provide bags of food and/or emergency financial aid to folks who have cut-off notices for electric, utilities or gas for heat/air conditioning.  My church also provides financial assistance for folks having an eviction notice for rent, and a resource list of other places available in the community where they may seek assistance.  We, Micah, can do this because members of the Fredericksburg Christian congregations know ‘life continues.’

Micah Ministries takes its mission from the biblical call of Micah 6:8, which lists doing justice, loving kindness, and walking humbly with God as things the Lord requires of us.

Look around, for the Lord leaves all of us the message, ‘life continues.’