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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Can you imagine what Jesus could?


It's 18 degrees out, snow on the ground, north wind, freezing rain coming.
Across America, and the world, there are thousands of homeless, thousands are out of work, thousands are hungry, thousands are sick, thousands are refugees.
  • Can you imagine being out on a night like this?
  • Jesus could.
  • Can you imagine looking in the windows of warm homes where families gathered but you were not welcome?
  • Jesus could.
  • Can you imagine not knowing where your next meal was coming from?
  • Jesus could.
  • Can you imagine being hungry, and thirsty, with no food or water?
  • Jesus could
  • Can you imagine not having a job?
  • Jesus could.
  • Can you imagine being sick, without hope of healing?
  • Jesus could.
  • Can you imagine being treated cruelly because you were different, or poor?
  • Jesus could.
  • Can you imagine being a child   whose parents have no hope?
  • Jesus could.
  • Can you imagine living in a shack or a barn without heat?
  • Jesus could.
  • Can you imagine big fancy churches where you were not welcome?
  • Jesus could.
  • Can you imagine having few friends, and they turn on you?
  • Jesus could.
  • Can you imagine being harassed by the law?
  • Jesus could.
  • Can you imagine your home destroyed, your families destroyed?
  • Jesus could.
  • Can you imagine being totally lost?
  • Jesus could.

(These thoughts were provoked by this article. What the poor do every day)




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