We have had the privilege to be part of R.’s and many others’ lives in such incredible ways but it isn’t because of anything special about us, only that we have continued to show up and fumble our way through loving people in difficult circumstances. To God alone be the glory.
It is hard to imagine what it must feel like to lose so much and on top of that be without a home out in the cold and rain. I often wonder if the hope I have in Christ would be such a comfort to me if I were freezing, suffering, and alone, but then I look to His word which promises in Psalm 34:18, “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit”. I believe it with all my heart.