Tuesday, October 04, 2011

A Safe Spot

That is what I want my home to be. A safe spot. A welcome place. A shelter. I would love to be able to minister to the children that wander through my neighborhood and love them as Jesus would. I want them to see Jesus in my home. This week, both Sunday evening and this evening, two of the neighborhood girls showed up at my house. They came on Sunday to ask me random questions about a bike in my yard and about the carrots in my garden. But they came again tonight for no particular reason. And they will be back again. I have been feeling the Lord's tug on my heart to open my home to these kids and others, to be able to share with them more about Jesus and the Bible. Jesus has done so much for me and I want to share Him with others who have never heard. I can no longer deny this calling, I just don't know exactly how to go about doing it. Do I simply live and be a godly example? Or do I add structure and sit and read stories and allow them time to ask questions? Or do I incorporate Bible stories into our visits as they come? Please pray for me that I will follow God's ever-so-gentle calling on my life.


Heather said...

Bethany Ann, God has brought them and you will know exactly how to love them. I don't doubt for a minute that is a wonderful ministry for you!!!

Martha said...

You are beautiful inside and out... because of Jesus. :)

Kate said...

Show them life as you do with Josh. Life lessons thrown in as life turns up, but always loving. How does Jesus love you? With structure? Or freely, with loving guidance along the way. Just my two snippets of cents. Ps. I think it's wonderful that they feel free and loved enough to come to you.