A young pregnant mother with a 1 year old son.
Homeless, abused, mother, foster kid living on the streets of downtown, since she was 18 years old. No where to go, no family, no decent friends, sleeping under a bridge, with a few clothes & an infant child, hungry during the days of her dark life. All she knew was to move from place to place, beg for food, not knowing when her next ...meal would be, for her child or her. Beat down by the words of the men that walked the streets, to control, use these women for their benefit, to support their bad habits. She says not all of them were bad but some just living the same way they had been brought up as a child. As she cry's for help from others, just to give her a chance to better her life & her children life, no one hears her cry's, just a hand out every once in awhile. See, Lacy wants to change, Lacy wants a better life for her children & herself. She wants to live a different life, she needs a savior to help her & her children be transformed & know a different way of living. As Lacy cried out, please help my child, my unborn child & my self, I need & want the help but no one will give me a chance, I know I am messed up, stinky, dirty, no clothes, no diapers, no parenting skills, I am not perfect, we need help, we need Jesus & a parenting class, as the first thing's Lacy cried out for when she was standing in the DC lobby with her son running & jumping over couches, tables, knocking down plants, etc. As I sat in the office with my daughter, I said with tears in my eyes, she really wants help & go get her son, give him some colors & books & let his mom finish filling out her paper work.
See, we all want to help people that look normal, act normal, that are clean, smell good, perfect performance, right words, right actions, obey the rules, etc. but see Jesus didn't look for those kinds of people ( which I don't believe those kinds of people exist in this world, just my opinion) Jesus looked for the sinners, the dirty, unclean, the sick, the smelly, not perfect, bad attitude, complaining, unbelievers, Etc, I could go on. So, we took this unclean, sinner pregnant mother with a child in & loved her through all her short comings. And her uncontrollable child, and just loved them with Jesus's love, discipline, structure, The Word of God & let God change her, transform her into the new creation, the beautiful young lady that she is becoming.
See, 2 days ago, she had a beautiful hair cut that made her feel beautiful, as she cried joyful tears with me, yesterday she came to me & said my son is acting soooooo much better, he even sits in a chair at lunch & eats his food without trying to run everywhere. It's the little things sometimes that others take for granted, because they have been taught this. See, her child hasn't been taught to sit at a table & eat, now he has with some love & discipline. God is doing a new thing in me & my child & I get to go the doctor & have a healthy baby girl, all while God is changing me & working on me. She also said God has a HUGE plan for me, I just know it in my heart. I said yes He does... As I told her about the homeless praise report, of the homeless people we feed daily, 2 Salvations, 2 men put on a waiting list for housing, 2 men off drugs, as she sat at the lunch table & cried for them, because she remembers a month ago, she lived the same way, homeless with no hope...
My heart is filled with so much Joy and I give God all the praise, as He continues to work on these ladies & children & He is giving us the tools to give them, for them to use, to live a different life. It's not about money, having everything we want, it's about making a difference in other people's life's. Make a difference in others people's
life's one step at a time...
Lacy now believes she is a beautiful person, with a new out look at life, she is someone, she is a person that is loved, valued, is needed & wanted & that she has purpose now to be a blessing to others in need. And what else is so beautiful is how thankful she is, always saying "thank you" for everything...
Give others HOPE.... Blessings to all