Bridge Folks: Just Water

"Thank you," she says with a voice that sounds like it's been swallowing sand.  

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She takes the water bottle offered to get and chugs it in seconds. Her breath is heavy. Panting and huffing.

She places one hand on her knee, the other leaning on the car door. 

"I didn't...think anyone would ever stop. That's all I needed. Just some water." 

She takes a few more breaths. 

"Not trying to hurt anybody. Wish people understood that. I don't want to be down here...I just...

Anyways, thanks for the water. I really do appreciate it. Have a blessed day."

 

 Deuteronomy‬ ‭15:7-8 “If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother, but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be.”

It's as simple as stopping for 60 seconds in your 'busy' day of getting from one place to another and extending a hand with a water bottle.

It's as powerful as letting someone know that you see them. That they still matter on this planet. They matter to you. And they matter to God.

Do not stop helping those in need just because they might not 'fit in your plans'. Because in this story of following Jesus, they should always be part of it.