Today at the Manna Feeding Center the bible lesson was on 'serving'. After the children were fed their lunches we had an opportunity to serve them in a way that many had never experienced before.
Due to the amazing response we have had towards purchasing shoes for these kiddo's we knew we needed to start getting them all sized for their new shoes. The thing is, we also knew it would be hard to take off their shoes and trace their feet to size them- while ignoring the sores, dry skin and unkept nails. So to go along with our lesson we demonstrated an act of serving- by washing their feet, clipping their nails and rubbing lotion into their dry little feet... letting each one know how precious they are and how much they matter.
After the children left I got to thinking... I don't believe it was a coincidence that little girl rubbed her feet a few days ago in front of me allowing me to see the pain her feet were in. I don't think it was a coincidence that it bothered me so much that I wrote a blog post about it, and I don't think it was a coincidence that so many of you stumbled across that post and were moved to act.
Because, I don't believe we serve a God of coincidences.
This morning in my devotional book I read these words... (not by coincidence)
"God loves to use things that we consider to be insignificant, like Moses' rod which parted the Red Sea, or Davids sling-shot that brought down a giant, or a boy's lunch that fed a multude..."
or perhaps in a single pair of worn out, too small shoes- to make Himself known...
And I stand in awe.
Lord, thank you for who you are and for how much you care about every little detail of our lives. Forgive us when we fail to trust you with our every need... and forgive us when we let opporunities pass us by to make you known.
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger who brings good news, the good news of peace and salvation, the news that the God of Israel reigns! Isaiah 52:7
Thank you again to the many of you who gave. Because of you and how you chose to act, these children saw Him.
For more information on the work we do at Eagles Nest you can check out our amazing co workers blog here: We love you Pedro and Felis and we are so grateful to be serving by your side. Thank you for your wonderful example, insight and hearts. We couldn't do this without you!!