Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Recently I was downtown, sitting in the car while stopped at a red light when I noticed a young man sitting on the sidewalk. He was most likely homeless, his appearance was dirty and he was just sitting there while the ebb and flow of the city swirled around him. I only observed him for a few minutes. He never moved, he wasn't panhandling. He just sat there staring at the dusty pavement. He never noticed me, but I was struck in that moment with the overwhelming knowledge that God loves this young person so much and he will probably never know it. It was incredibly heart breaking and humbling - a few short moments out of time.