By: Renee Scott
How many times do you ride by a homeless man or woman and keep driving? You desire to help but you also don't want to give money that could possibly be used to feed an addiction. I would venture to say that almost every person reading this post has experienced this scenario. My ability to make a difference changed last week during a routine pick up of my toddler from daycare.
While I collected my son’s belongings before heading home, a member of the staff handed me a gallon-size storage bag with various food items such as soup, nuts, mints, bottle of water, spoon, and a granola bar. Also included in the bag was an index card with the name, phone number, location and operation hours of the local Christian Social Services office. Secretly, I wondered why she gave it to me. Did a long day at work cause me to look needy?
Before my mind went crazy, she explained the bag’s purpose.
Their youth department prepares the bags to bless the homeless. They provide them to members of their church to keep in their vehicles. They then pass them out whenever they drive by someone in need.
What a concept......a drive by blessing!
This idea was profound for me. You have the ability to impact someone's life with a simple gesture. The word of God tells us, to whom much is given, much is required. We are blessed beyond measure, why not share the blessing.
Imagine what would happen if each person reading this post carried a ‘drive by blessing’ bag in their vehicle?
My prayer is that you will read this post and be inspired to carry a bag in your car or truck. Be creative with your bag.......add an inspirational note, toiletry items or socks in the winter. Utilize your family to help spread the love of Christ throughout your community!
My husband and I packed our bag yesterday and we are on a mission to change someone's life, one bag at a time!