July 12, 2010

Outreach #21 (A Cold Drink)

Posted in Uncategorized at 5:09 pm by reacheachweek

Rick and I were packing up our car for a trip up to the Michigan Dunes for the day.  We had to park our car on the side of the street b/c there was a man who was pouring black top on all of the driveways in our subdivision.  On that particular morning it was very HOT.  It was about 10:00 a.m. and it was already 88 degrees with very high humidity in the air! 

As I was buckling our little girl in her car seat I glanced over at the man pouring black top on our neighbors driveway and he was wiping sweat off of his forehead.  Over by a tree I noticed a cup that was tipped over indicating to me that this man was clearly out of his drink.  He must be really thirsty, I thought to myself.  I ran inside and asked my husband to go see if  the man would like some cold water or a cold pop. 

Rick came outside with a cold bottle of water and a cold pop and asked the man if he would like a drink.  The man thanked Rick over and over again and told him that he had just had throat surgery and really needed a drink badly.  I am so thankful that the Lord helped me to notice this man and how thirsty he was.  We were able to used by God to quench this man’s thirst!  What an honor!

“The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”            Matthew 25:40