Tuesday Night was a rainy night. It was really wet outside. But of course, we weren’t going to cancel. We do what we have to do. As sure as the rains comes, the sun will appear. Praise God! It’s amazing how when you’re doing what you love, the weather doesn’t matter.

We went on with worship and the word for the night. Later we had food and fellowship. It was a blessing. We ate spaghetti and meatsauce with a side of corn and a dinner roll. (Erwin really can cook!) Ms. Ruth made us health conscience and provided the salad. We also packed up about 10 plates for  others who couldn’t be there. Sometimes you have to bring the blessing to them.

At about 8:30, four homeless men came in to get something to eat. I was so happy!! God always sends us His signs that we are doing the right thing. One of the men didn’t want to come in because he didn’t like the way he smelled. We urged him and finally he came in. It’s amazing because I really didn’t smell anything. Sometimes we think we are not dressed right, sometimes we think we don’t smell right but God accepts us as we are. He’s got what it takes to wash the smell off of us. His love covered this brother. Maybe all of that rain outside, washed off the smell so he could come inside. Whatever God did, this brother didn’t have to worry. Love has covered all of our funk.  Maybe the rain was an incovenience for some of us to come out… but these brothers had to sleep outside in the rain. The water was a problem for others but a blessing for my brother. A bath from the Father above. I am so glad it rained that night!! He (the man) was glad that we couldn’t smell him and we really didn’t care how he smelled. We just wanted to give him something to eat. It’s beautiful how our blessings are so close to us and we many times refuse them because we think we’re not good enough, not presentable enough. The good news is that God takes our funky, stinky lives and makes them an aroma of praise to Him. He loves us dirt and all. His Holy Spirit will wash us off, clean us up and make us what He wants us to be.