Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Ps. 106:1
But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. Ps. 5:11
Who among the gods is like you, LORD? Who is like you— majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders? Ex. 15:11
Outreach this week as been an absolute joy, I’m so thankful our Lord is so very, very good. We connected with a client that we haven’t seen in almost a month. It was an encounter we almost missed because we didn’t recognize her at first. She was dressed in a pretty dress instead of her usual grubby sweats, her hair was washed, and she had a glow about her that was absolutely radiant!
“Oh, I’m so glad I saw you, I was afraid I would miss you. I have left the streets, I haven’t shot up any heroin since April 23rd, and I feel a joy and peace I never imagined I could have.” “I was hoping I would see you so we could pray”, she said.
Her joy was so evident and contagious that I think the whole van lit up like a Christmas tree! We serve an awesome God who is always at work in the lives of those who surrender to His will. Father we thank you for opening this young lady’s heart to the hope and future you have for her.
Sing, Daughter Zion; shout aloud, Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, Daughter Jerusalem! The Lord has taken away your punishment, he has turned back your enemy. The Lord, the King of Israel, is with you; never again will you fear any harm. Zeph. 3:14-15
P.S. we are getting quite a few requests for deodorant, wash cloths, and razors. Now that the weather is getting nicer everyone is shedding their layered look and wants to smell clean and fresh!