Sunday, March 7, 2010

Hope Totes

How many of us (more than are willing to admit) have walked down an empty corridor of life. A corridor, in our own minds eye that left us feeling all alone - in crowded places; feeling very unloved - in a world full of God’s beauty and His love for us. (John 3:16). A corridor that trap us in a life of (you name it), which seems to be a never ending routine of sadness and despair - with no hope in sight. But despite those negative feelings of self worthlessness and depression -- please know that many (more than are willing to admit) have gone before us and have found light, hope, and love from God’s believers.

For many like myself, the road to recovery is simply to look up to God for my strength (Phil 4:13), and look back to help those just starting their own lonely walk (Ecc. 4:10). So know that we can make a difference. A wise old Dr. Pastor friend once gave me the best prescription, “just to keep on going – taking your eyes off your own circumstances and reach out to help others”. Yes that's it! Know that other fellow travelers who maybe just a few small steps behind us can use the hope we tote. Try it, it really does work!

So now Marlene and I and some friends take another dose of this RX, as we start another adventure to reach out to others --Together <. This time we are extending our Love Bag efforts for the homeless, with Hope Totes. These Hope Totes are filled with toiletries, men's hygiene products, and other daily personal care items for the men at the Baltimore Helping Up Mission (HUM). Here men find other men willing and able to help and provide hope to minister to both their physically and spiritually needs. Now that what I call a Mission of people helping people God’s way.

Check out the links above and if you’d like to walk with us to help others, just leave us a note on this blog or my Facebook site. We plan to deliver these Hope Totes to HUM on Sunday evening April 18th. This event is posted in Facebook.

Together In His Service ~keith

Photo used with permission by Melissa Taylor Ches