Recently, my 6 year old son and I ran into a lady who could barely walk to her car. The burden on her body and soul were so obvious on her face. The holy spirit within me said, “Stop what you’re doing and check on this lady.” Come to find out she and her daughter were homeless. We could not ignore the need this lady had for somebody to care.
From there we made sure they had some basic necessities for their present camping site. Mainly they needed things to keep warm, food to keep fed, and God’s love to lift their spirits. With each step down the Walmart aisles she was so overwhelmed with gratitude. She constantly said with tears flowing, “Y’all are my angels.”
After things were loaded in her car my 6 year old son prayed over her. With every word he spoke I could see her spirit coming to life like Frosty The Snowman. We left knowing this was a divine appointment.
My son got back in the car and just cried. I asked, “Why are you crying?” He replied, “I just want them to have a house and be warm.” I assured him that we had done our best to help them be both warm and fed for a few days.
Then I asked, “Why do you think that lady called us her angels?” He said, “Because we just did what Jesus does for us and just loved them.” My heart was so full. I’ve not been able to forget the simple, profound words God spoke through my 6yr old. God has called us all to be angels.
Jesus said, “For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’
“Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’
*Craig Crosby is the senior pastor of Refuge Church. At Refuge you will always be loved as you are, but never left the same. Experience the difference Sundays 9:15 or 11am @ 203 Eddie Chasteen Drive, Walterboro, SC.