These guys and gals are my heroes! Bikers for the Lord Jesus. I have one son who has the money to ride to exotic destinations, and stay at good hotels along the way, eat the best of food at good restaurants . That’s what he and his wife are doing now on their vacation. But my other son…he is at the other end of the spectrum, and homeless in Albuquerque. I don’t know where he’s at right now. I haven’t heard from him for days. I just know that he’s been going through some very hard times since he ended up in this huge mega city in the last couple of weeks. This is one of those cities that eats people alive and no one notices. Well, some do, like these awesome bikers that use their club and their bikes as a Christian ministry to serve the Lord in ministering to the least of these.
One of the last things my son shared with me about what he was going through was he had gone to a food pantry and gotten some food and went to a park and cooked some of it, and was carrying around the rest of it but knowing that if he couldn’t share it with someone that it would spoil because he had no way to cook or refrigerate some of the things. At some point he sat down on a city bus stop bench where there was a young woman sitting there who was crying. He asked her what was wrong, and she said she didn’t have any money for bus fare, and she was hungry. He told her she could have some of this food he’d been carrying around which she gladly accepted. My son told me he stayed with her to protect her and they slept that night outside a church building and in the morning some lady came by and gave them $20, which they used for bus fare, and probably some food. He stayed at her apt for a day, and that’s the last I’ve heard from him. He usually goes to a library computer lab and contacts me via the Internet, but this time, there has been no word from him for 5 days.
The Lord has been very firm, even to the point of warning me not to worry about situations. That He can’t move unless I let go and turn the problem over to Him. Worry is sin and the Lord will not, and even cannot respond to worry. With His children He only responds to our faith and trust. In any case , I try to not worry but I must admit it’s painful and heartbreaking knowing what this cherished son is or may be going through.
I won’t go into details about how he ended up homeless, but most, if not all of it was his own doing by the choices he made. Still, he does know the Lord, and I believe with all my heart that the Lord is going to work this out for the good, according to His promise.
Please pray for him….and me as well- but especially for these Christians who are using their resources to help the needy in Albuquerque. Please pray for the girl as well, she’s pregnant and told my son that her mom had died just days before. I know the Lord has His hand on my son and I am believing the way this sad girl came into the picture was by Divine appointment . In the days ahead in this country, there are going to be many more homeless, hurting and needy people. We all need to look for ways to minister to them and the suffering as good soldiers of the Lord Jesus Christ
I love you all,
35 … I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in fo prison and you came to Me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ Matthew 25
Thanks for the “Wow”, which always get my attention, thinking yeah, I thought the message was worthwhile too. (Not my writing, which is not that great, but the message.)
Bless you 🙂
Thanks for sharing sister. I’ll keep the ministry, your son and the woman in prayer. Blessings in Christ Jesus.
Thanks so much brother AL…this is a tough one for a mom. He is a Prodigal for sure. I’ll be glad when he gives it up and comes to the realization there is nothing for him out there.
The Lord Jesus Bless you..