#25 Eddie @ I10 and Litchfield Rd, Goodyear.
Recently I was telling Mike, before I started making extra lunches, I would notice people living on the street, everywhere.
Since making an extra lunch, they are much harder for me to find. Some days, I don’t see anyone at all.
I wonder to myself, if maybe God has someone in mind for me and he doesn’t want me distracted.
So I look for them. Sometimes it requires me…OK, most of the time, it requires me parking my car at quite a distance before I can walk back to them to learn who they are.
Today I was driving to my last interpreting assignment and coming off the freeway, when I saw Eddie.
After seeing him on the corner, I had to drive under the overpass, circle around in a couple of parking lots before parking at Jack in the Box, and walking back to meet him.
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. – Psalm 34:18
I know where to find him.
I know when I see him.
I know he pursues me. And I like to pursue him too.
Today, I scared him as I approached him from behind. I’m always afraid of doing that. He was sitting on the ground with his back up against a street sign, holding a sign that read ‘HUNGRY’.
I asked him how his day was going. He smiled and told me he’s not going to complain. As soon as he does, things get real bad.
I shook his hand a couple of times. First after he stood up to greet me, the second after I told him I made an extra lunch for him and he grabbed my hand again as he accepted my brown paper bag.
“I’m so hungry”, he tells me.
I squeeze his forearm, as a driver in a car pulls up, hooks her horn, and starts waving something out her front window.
Certain, that she wasn’t looking for my attention, I turned to walk back under the overpass to get back to my car.
“Have a great day, Eddie!”
Yep, today I saw Jesus. He was there. Taking care of his sheep.