"He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves [with him]" Psalm 126:6
Mesha was shivering on a cool afternoon in Price Hill.
Chaplain Lola noticed her while serving the community at the Family Activity Center (FAC).
“Would you like something to eat,” Lola asked.
“Yes!” Mesha replied happily.
A warm meal didn’t seem to be enough. Lola was also able to find and bless Mesha with a warm coat.
Mesha hadn’t been to the FAC in a whole and just recently moved back to Price Hill. She said she is excited about visiting the gym again and can’t wait for the gym to officially reopen. She plans to take boxing classes with Coach Jeff during the adult hours.
“She was such a sweet person,” Lola said. “I’m looking forward to getting to connect with her more in the future.”
It was just a few simple gestures really, a warm meal and a warm coat, but the impact they have can be tremendous.
Jesus tells His disciples in Matthew 25:36-40: “ I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers,[a] you did it to me.’”
Mesha is now reconnected with us and a seed has been planted in her heart. When she returns, we’ll continue to nurture that seed. We’ll shower her with kindness and share with her Jesus’ love in words and actions.