For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me…….
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ Matthew 25:35-40
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Today you have the opportunity to restore dignity. The question is, WILL YOU?
Each week folks from Acorn House, The Altar Fellowship & Come Akou come together to do what the Lord has called us all to do. We are called to serve, bind up the broken hearted, heal the sick and pray for those in need.
This past weekend as our city touched the lower single digits we were encouraged to see that the normal flow of individuals in the street was less than average. However in that moment the Holy Spirit began to guide us to other pockets of community around our city.
Some folks refuse to move their post in fear of leaving a spot where they have set up camp, this is home. Yet during this past week we discovered multiple that were facing frostbite, hands and feet swollen to the point that their fingers and toes looked as if they would burst open.
As we rub their hands and feet to get blood circulation to return we face the fact that as they deny medical treatment as to not lose the home that they now find as a refuge, what is the next step?
I ask each person that reads this to spend 1 week looking around your home. How many jackets, blankets, boots, warm clothes etc do you have? How many do you actually use?
If you would like to help but do not know where to start then feel free to message me or my wife Leah Dawn. Visit https://www.theacornhouse.net/ if you would like to make a donation this is a terrific place to start. With your support we can be the boots on the ground, your support is literally the difference between life and death.
If you have a heart with connecting with people of our city and would like an opportunity and just don't know how to take the first step, contact Seth Morefield, founder of Come Akou. His family has a heart with serving and building the Kingdom. They have years of experience and the passion to connect with those in need.
In 2023 folks, we need to do better. Jesus cares about generations. There are generation right now on the cusp of being lost and forgotten. As the church, as the living and breathing generation filled with the Spirit of Jesus it is our mantle to carry. We are called to love, feed, serve, protect and to open up our doors to those whom are on the fringe of being forgotten.
It takes an ember to birth a flame. Let your light so shine before men, the they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in Heaven Matthew 5:16
Your Kingdom come. Your will be done. On earth as it is in Heaven