Some time ago, I posted this. Today, I feel the same way as I did when I first posted it.

Wings of the Dawn

 I pushed against the heavy, ice-covered, glass front door
To take a peek into a frozen world.
I was reminded of the many
Who don’t look from a warm inside out,
But have to look from a cold outside in.


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Here are some practical things you can do …

  • keep a gift card for a fast food restaurant in your wallet –
    it provides a warm place to get out of the cold
    (Five-dollar gift cards for McDonald’s are great!!!)
  • keep a public transportation ticket in your wallet –
    many homeless ride the trains in this cold weather
  • support the homeless shelters in your city.
    Donations of baked goods, long underwear, warm coats, sleeping bags, and blankets are very much appreciated.

“God, open the door of our cold hearts.
Show us how to provide warmth
For those who are freezing.”

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About Heidi Viars

“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth ...” ― C.S. Lewis ..... In my pursuit of self, I found utter darkness. In my pursuit of truth, I found Jesus, who dispelled the darkness by His forgiveness. Now I follow Him and try to understand Him better. I am a wife, mother of 6, blogger and love taking photographs of sunrises.
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  1. krcc says:

    Yesterday, I encountered a young homeless couple with 3 young children. I know the Lord had me see them at that moment in my life. I praise God I was able to help them in some way, which I was surprised at their response to my help. Not the same with the homeless in big cities, where cash is all they want to buy more booze, cigarettes, and drugs. a meaningful post, Heidi.

    • Heidi Viars says:

      Thank you for sharing from your experience, friend! Yes, praise God you were able to help and show the love of God in a practical way.
      I am reminded of Isaiah 58:7-9
      Blessings to you as you bless those around you 🙂

  2. Nancy Ruegg says:

    I, too, love your tender heart, Heidi! As the homeless seek warmth in the Christian shelters of our communities, may they discover the Shelter of the Most High.

  3. Debbie says:

    Thank you so much, Heidi, for,sharing this and also for your heart for the homeless. I will be seeing what we can do too! Love and prayers!

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