I can't believe I am going to put this out there... but I put pretty much everything else on here...why not this?
So I think I have figured out why D isn't willing to adopt a baby yet.... He's adopted 2 adults!
I have spoken before about the homeless population at our church and in the surrounding area. It's always been interesting to me that in a resort town there are so many people without a place to live.....but I digress.
Anyway there is this 'young couple', I say they are young but I really have no clue how old they are. Their names are Chris and Anna. They have been attending the church for a couple of months and live on the front porch most nights.
This couple has taken D's heart.
He started working Chris with him at his new job. It's just occurred to me that maybe this is why he is still at the same place....No large company would have been as open to this idea.
Anna is still looking for a job, but it's hard to do when you are homeless.
It's a terrible cycle isn't it?
Tonight it's a yucky cold and rainy night. D's heart was breaking thinking of them sleeping outside. So he asked me if we can pay for a room in a hotel for them for the night. I readily agreed.
So here's my issue. I am not comfortable inviting them to my home.
Why can't I open the one room that's empty and allow them in?
Well, the rational side of me says "Because you know nothing about them! You have children and stuff in your home. Do you really want to open your home to that?!"
So then I think Christ didn't put qualifiers on his statement about clothing and feeding his sheep... he said DO IT.
I am in tears just writing this....
I am willing to raise money to fly across the world to work with children and widows half way across the world but I am scared to death to open my home to people in my own back yard.
Why is that so hard for me?
The plain truth is that I am afraid. I don't know why they are homeless, I don't know if they have a drug or alcohol problem, this couple has children... but not with them...why?
Is any of that my business?
Could this just be a couple that has run into a mess and because of the way of the world is caught in the terrible cycle of 'Don't have a home so can't get a job, Can't get a job so doesn't have a home?'
It could be us out there......
So here I sit, warm and dry in my home without them here......