Luke 2:7 “and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths, and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.”
It is such a beautiful season as most of the world celebrates the birth of our Savior Jesus. Matthew Henry describes this as “The fullness of time was now come, when God would send forth his Son, made of a woman, and made under the law. The circumstances of his birth were very mean. Christ was born at an inn; he came into the world to sojourn here for a while, as at an inn, and to teach us to do likewise. We are become by sin like an outcast infant, helpless and forlorn; and such a one was Christ. He well knew how unwilling we are to be meanly lodged, clothed, or fed; how we desire to have our children decorated and indulged; how apt the poor are to envy the rich, and how prone the rich to disdain the poor. But when we by faith view the Son of God being made man and lying in a manger, our vanity, ambition, and envy are checked.” We at the Christian Caring Center try and give everything we can to house people, whether it be in the Code Blue Shelter in the basement of a church on a cot with other homeless people, or in our Emergency Shelters sharing a room with 1 other for 90 days, or in a motel for a few days until they get their next check. None of these are permanent or complete their journey to housing, but like the Innkeeper, it is what we can do and God does the rest. We always try to extend the love of God no matter why or what the reasons are that brought them to us. God wants us to be His instruments to show and tell them the Gospel through love. Just like the Innkeeper and Mary and Joseph, we do the very best we can with what we have.
We could never do it without you and your kindness, support and prayers. You might not serve the guests directly, but your support enables us to. For 40 years, the Christian Caring Center has continued to be a leader in blessing individuals and families all because of your generosity and we are grateful! You share in the testimony of the love that God has for His people, which gives us an opportunity to share the Gospel, pray with people and love them. We can not thank you enough!