(November 9, 2021) Carol Round reminds us of Isaiah’s godly challenge…
‘Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?’ (Isaiah 58:7 ESV).
Driving by a deserted store front, I did a double take. Underneath the overhang was a mishmash of stuff. Someone’s meagre belongings. An empty cart. A lump of humanity huddled under a blanket.
In a town with a population under 20,000, it’s not a common sight here. I’ve seen people passing through with backpacks or pushing carts, but I’d never experienced a homeless person living on the streets in our community. In larger metropolitan areas, yes.
Overcome with sadness, I prayed, and continued to finish the errands I was running that afternoon. But the image of someone trying to stay warm under a thin blanket kept me company.