As we drove to Verizon we discussed this man. I was angry that no one else would stop to offer him just one dollar or a few kind words and then my daughter said something that made me come completely unhinged. She said, "They are ignoring him and are only thinking of themselves, but what if that's God?" Her question swam in my mind all day and the face of this man has not left my memory yet. Shouldn't we approach one another like that on a daily basis? Shouldn't we speak and react as if the other being could possibly be God? I have many definitions for compassion and I may not be able to describe it clearly, but I know it when I see it. There have been many years where I thought I knew the true concept to love and although we cannot fully comprehend the depth of love...I know it when I see it.
I saw it in that mans face. I saw it in the face of my fifteen-year-old daughter as she tried to console her mama. I saw it in my eyes as I took a glance of myself in the rear-view mirror before getting out of the car. Most importantly I see it in the words of a Lord who laid His life down, so that we may become children of the Most High God. Some people choose to ignore the homeless, the less fortunate. They think, "it's not my problem." But, it is ALL of our problem. He commands us to love one another as He
loves us, so yes...it IS YOUR problem as well as MINE. I don't know how to describe the changes that are taking place within me since that Sunday. But, I do know that it’s surrounded in love. God’s love? I know it when I see it.
For years I've said I'd come undone, but what I've learned is when we lose a loved one for many it begins a metamorphosis. Yes we do come unglued, but then God steps in to glue us back together and make us better than we were before. Fear has a way of blocking God from our vision, but God has a way of shinning through regardless. When he wants our attention He WILL get it! I trust God more now than ever and I now know that whatever fear I have He will see me through. I may very well fall apart at the seams, but he will be there to pick me up, dust me off and carry me through. And you know what? He's ready to do the very same for you. All you have to do is whisper his name. Even if that whisper is just in your heart or head - He will answer.