This is day 10 of the July 2012 Ultimate Blog Challenge! Today’s post was written to bring awareness to the ever increasing issue of homelessness. I wanted to illustrate how so many people are just one paycheck away from devastation and that by the grace of God, we are blessed beyond measure in so many ways.
Bless those whose once soft, downy pillow has now morphed into the cold, bitter concrete.
Shelter those whose homes are now a tattered mosaic of cardboard boxes and pieces of plastic sheeting.
Watch over those who no longer live within the safe confines of a warm, loving home.
Sustain those whose stomachs growl as they search desperately through the city’s refuse cans for anything that once resembled food.
Dry the tears from the faces of those who stand on the precipice of losing all hope.
Protect these precious nomads from all hurt, harm, and danger; please give them the stability that they seek in their lives.
Touch the hearts of those who can, to reach out and provide sustenance and encouragement for their debilitated bodies and somber spirits.
Let not our eyes or hearts turn away from seeing their painful faces; let us remember that while they have lost much, their humanity is still intact.
Comfort them in this, their hour of need, we pray……….