What if the homeless person on the street is an angel in disguise? I ask myself every time I see someone with a sign saying their homeless.
There was one particular man I saw one afternoon that really stood out to me. His sign said, homeless, but God is good. I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t even believe he could stand on a corner and bring himself to write that on a sign in the midst of his circumstances.
It touched me. That day I vowed to treat every homeless person as if they may be an angel. What if the person on the corner is an angel in disguise sent to find generosity on the Earth? We buy gift cards to give away. I’ve even heard people say they won’t buy gift cards to give, because they assume the person will trade it in for drugs.
A few things to point out on that. Drug dealers prefer money. And what if the person you were supposed to give to was the person that was going to be a blessing? I’d rather risk $10 in gift cards to Chick Fil A than to have God say to me in Heaven why didn’t you bless me when I was on the corner?
And you know what, that man had it more right that day than I did. God is good. Whether I have a roof over my head or not. He is good. And it took a homeless man to remind me of that.
Matthew 25:37-40 “Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’“And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’