Tuesday, January 11, 2011

God Says, "Thank You"

This morning I woke up to one of the most precious videos. A few days ago I was informed that a man from Uganda was hung by his arm and robbed of what little possessions he owed. Now homeless he has been forced to live in the church with his children. Later I found out that this man is the father to one of the children I am sponsoring. After I found out I was heart broken that a child had to go through so much. I sent a donation to help with his father's medical treatment. Today I was in Hardee's and was talking to a lovely elderly  lady I was telling her about the poor man that had been hung by his arm. Then a man hears our conversation and he has a few things to say. He informs me that we are just helping the one's we will be in war with. WHAT? Was he kidding? I couldn't believe that someone would have something bad to say about what I was doing.

I couldn't believe my ears. He said the homeless was the way they were because they chose to be that way. All I could say was God bless and have a great day and I left. On my drive to work it ate at me. I saw a show this weekend about a girl that was homeless and was taken in by a rich woman. When the woman ask how she became homeless she told her that her dad left her mom when she was 10. The mother worked two jobs to make ends meet. When the girl reached age 15 her mother became ill and died of cancer, leaving her daughter on the streets. Now that is a thought. Now can you look into the eyes of the homeless and say, "you are there because you want to be"? Do you think this man chose to be hung by his arm ,home burned and left  for dead and homeless? Do you think for one minute that this man wanted to move his children into a church?

With that said, we all could have been homeless, whether we wanted it or not. Now do you see how much you are blessed? Do you think that God wants you to bless in return? I made a small donation for the medical help of this man and look what I got in return, the most precious video ever...

You may not understand his broken english, but I do. He says thank you. I cried when I heard this man say these sweet words. And to think he is someone I will be going to war with.  I didn't believe a word that man from this morning said, I think he needs to be educated. Cause God does say thank you. Please give to the sick, please give to the poor, give til' you can't give anymore, cause you can't take it with you.


  1. AMEN Sister!!!! I saw this video on Christie's wall, but didn't realize it was the family you were sponsoring!!! What a blessing to start your day with!!! Wouldn't you just love to wrap your arms around them and say, "No.... thank YOU!" You know, some days I have to pray for myself....to fight the anger and bitter feelings I have toward others who just don't get it. it breaks my heart and infuriates me to no end!!!

    Here's hoping your tomorrow starts out even better than today! God bless!

  2. This is a superb detail of today's events, and even more a beautiful exploration of your sweet, growing heart. I love you my new friend, and I cannot wait to see what God has in store for us as we lean to serve HIS people.

  3. amen girl amen!!! i can't post a comment more than that cause u made me cry!! love u!!

  4. LOVE it Stormy! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thanks for sharing!! It breaks my heart that the person responded like that. My first instinct is to get mad because he doesn't "get it". And then I remember that I used to not "get it". Praying for that gentleman and others who feel as he does, and PRAISING GOD for continuing to break my heart for what breaks His.

  6. Amen chick.. ppl are going to have bad things to say just like ppl will also have good things to say as well. remember to just follow ur heart and dont let ANYONE bring u down.. its a very great thing that ur doing.... love u and i love anyone who is reading this.. THIS IS CHRISTY SMITH FROM STORMYS ACCOUNT.....