Friday, March 12, 2010

Devotional -Snapshot 38 - The Outcast

"The people who make a difference are not the ones with the credentials, but the ones with the concern." And the Angels were Silent Max Lucado

" In all their affliction He was afflicted, and the Angel of His Presence saved them; in His love and in His pity He redeemed them; and he bore them and carried them all the days of old." Isaiah 63:9 NKJV

He approached my table smiling. The outcast, no good, low-life, trouble, drinker, drugs, illegitimate children and grandchildren.

This small town knew him well. His reputation was an open book. He had always represented darkness.

But he approached my table smiling. I was reading my Bible and though we've never talked he just had to tell me about his wife going on a medical mission trip to South Africa. How she loved it and how he helped earn money for it by a dime toss game at the county fair.

I am speechless. Your wife? Mission trip? But your whole family is a mess? I can't put the two together. Your grandkids in Awanas at the local Baptist church? You and your wife are going to the tiny Assembly of God church across the street from us? But your the town bad guy?!

But he was smiling...

Isaiah 63:16 "Doubtless You are our Father,
Though Abraham was ignorant of us,
And Israel does not acknowledge us,
You, O Lord, are our Father;
Our Redeemer from Everlasting is Your name."

Who comes to mind as the "impossible to change" person in your life? Begin to pray for him or her now.

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