Friday, September 2, 2005

OPEN HOUSE

                                                     

My friend Val has a link in her journal with information about offering housing to the victims of Katrina.  I went to the link and looked it over, checking out how to do it.  We live in California and we have only a tiny 2-bedroom home, or you can bet I would be putting our name on the list.  I want to help my brethren in need. 

All over the Bible, the Lord tells us to look out for the widows and orphans.  At this time, the people in the south are just those persons.  They need what we have to offer, whether it be money or housing. Some of us have neither and we offer our heartfelt prayers.

I know from experience that it's not an easy task to take someone into your home for an undesignated period of time.  There are times when you do it that you wish you hadn't.  But there are other times when we reach out and offer our home and when it's all over we have such a feeling of satisfaction and we feel closer to the Lord as well.

How uncomfortable are you willing to get?  Is your home big enough to accept a stranger?  Is it easier for you NOT to do it?  I know it is.  But fear and faith can't live in the same home.  We as Christians need to set the tone for the rest of the world.  If what I read is true, you certainly have the option of not accepting an applicant if your "God sense" tells you not to - and you can withdraw your offer at any time.

Please, pray about this.  Open your home to someone if you possibly can. 

The LORD is the strength of my life . . . The LORD is . . . my strength, in whom I will trust. (Psa_27:1 and Psa_18:2)

Mat 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

3 comments:

calmingtherain said...

i would do just that. i would love to have open my home to a family but we are not finanically able. we dont even have the basic needs for ourselves. i have always wanted to know though why is it that people that have nothing would do anything to be able to help those in need. but those that have more than they will ever need do nothing??? i have plenty of family members to know this first hand. they even turn their heads and enjoy their plenty and go their merry way everyday and then wonder why i have no desire to be around them. love debbie

fisherkristina said...

What a great idea.  I hope many open their homes.

Krissy
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

randlprysock said...

We are seriously thinking about opening our home to a family.  Thanks for posting Val's name and link in your journal.
Lisa