There, But by the Grace of God, Go I


Working at the church has been such a blessing! We have a homeless community almost directly across the street from us.

There is one gentleman, named Wayne, who used to do some handyman work around the church and help with unloading groceries for the Food Pantry.

Haven’t seen in in a while, but Monday he came in and asked if I could look up an address for someone in Florida. So I went to the White Pages online and wrote down the information. He was so sweet and appreciative.

Yesterday, he came again and this time he had a list of three people in Florida he wanted to find. Knowing he was from Jacksonville, Florida, which was the place where all these people lived, I was glad to help him.

Wayne needs prayer. He needs God’s help to lift him out of the situation he is currently living in. I pray he reaches some friends and relatives and that God can lead Wayne back to a more productive life.

I realize that I’m only one step away from becoming a “Wayne.” All of us are. And the grace of God is the only thing keeping me in a warm, safe home. God owns everything, but we can become prideful and thinking we have earned our way in life.

This morning, as I lift my cup of tea, I think about Wayne and offer a prayer for his safety and security as the winter months are moving closer. Please join me in thinking about the homeless communities around you and praying for them. We often close our eyes when we see homeless people, but we don’t know the circumstances. There, but by the grace of God, go I.

May your day be paved with love and your heart be filled with gratitude for all the things God has loaned us for our temporary life on earth.


Carol Ann


There, But by the Grace of God, Go I — 2 Comments

  1. My church does this as well and we have many “Waynes” to pray for. God knows every detail of all our circumstances and He alone can lift us up, out and over. Wayne’s name will be added to my list today.

    Thank you for this post and bring these things to our attention. Blessings to you and your “team”.

    • Thank you for adding Wayne to your list! It only takes one person to make a difference, but when we can join forces, there is power in action! Bless you, Brenda.

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