I feel like I blogged about this already, but I can’t remember because I haven’t blogged on here since 1999 (or a few months). I have been too busy to stop and write!
Either way, I wanted to share my Tuesday with you. I was at Harvest Farm with a reporter from the Fort Collins Coloradoan. She interviewed one of our program participants there, Blake. I was standing back talking with others but listening in, hearing pieces of Blake’s life story. He started with prescription drugs and then slowly started using heroin. He was talking about his horrific trip to the hospital after “shooting up.” But when Blake was talking, he had confidence not shame. He had hope and not despair. No matter his circumstance, he’s shining the Lord’s light. He had more hope and joy then I did that day! I have a lot to learn from Blake.
He reminded me that my job is more than sending press releases and organizing campaigns, it’s about sharing Christ’s redemption! It’s about stopping to listen stories and to share my own. It’s about inspiring hope in a world where despair is more easily seen.
I needed yesterday. It was a reminder that life is always good because God is always good!