Snow has remained frozen on the ground for over a week. Weathermen are predicting more snow–overnight and all day tomorrow.
As I was loading bags of groceries into my van last night the wind slithered down my neck, making me hurry in my work. I couldn’t wait to hop in my car and turn the heater full blast. As I was driving home my lips stung–the wind had chapped them in only a few minutes of contact. My thoughts turned to getting home and finding a chapstick.
When I returned home–to my warm house–I was able to find a chapstick and remedy my chapped lips. My short encounter with winter’s bite reminded me that there are many who don’t have a home to get warm in–most likely that don’t have something as simply as a chapstick to soothe their lips. As I thought about those who make their homes on the streets I was reminded of how blessed I am.
How can we help? We could throw a few chapsticks in our grocery cart to give to someone in need. We could buy them a sandwich and a cup of hot coffee. We could give them a warm hat…scarf…pair of gloves…socks…or even a blanket. We just have to get a little creative and we can be the hands and feet of God.
Count blessings, Kasey