May 8, 2015. I never thought it was to this particular day that I would be able to do this goal of mine. This day, I met two world leaders – The (current) President of the Philippines and The (current) Prime Minister of Canada. I learned a lot of reforms being established as per conditions agreed upon by both world leaders. It opened my eyes to the idea that despite what the media plays out – usually those negative things that our rulers have done or (the media thinks they have done wrong) – there will always be a good side of things. And appreciating those positive things from their ruling will make life more appreciated, even if you do not even physically feel OR see those positive things. What I have realized upon knowing The Lord is that, blessings do not come in a silver platter; sometimes you need to go deep down the hole of a needle, thrown in a stack of hay, to realize that your life alone is already the blessing itself! And that blessing alone should never be taken for granted.
So on that day, I was not only blessed to have met two world leaders, but also my church family from another city. In fact, cities! From Whitby, Windsor, and Milton.
Now, how is everything that I just said related to me sharing food to a stranger? Well, that’s just the introduction of the day. Here is how it happened:
We were amazed to see that 3 boxes and a bag full of chocolate chip cookies was going to be riding home with us after the “Meeting Two World Leaders” event. They were the cookies which were left from the convention, and instead of the food handlers throwing out those cookies in the garbage, we gladly took them home with us. Isn’t it amazing?!
So while walking down the street, we met some homeless people and offered them these cookies. As they always say, a blessing kept to self will never be a blessing. It will just be a self satisfaction thing. Sharing your blessings will not only fill your heart with joy, but the idea that you have helped people because of that blessing you’ve shared will give you happiness that this world might not even interpret nor understand.
I personally have a soft spot for the homeless people. I do NOT pity them; I sympathize with them. I thank the Lord for giving me a renewed heart like this. It may not have been that time to talk sympathy to those people, but I did it through prayer and intercession. I know I am only human; I have my limitations, weaknesses, and personal challenges in life, but I know that the power everyone needs will never be the power that comes from this world. It is the power that comes from God.
Share your blessings, everyone! You don’t know how much impact sharing does to an individual. How much more if you start sharing the Word of God to people? 🙂