I wish it were a thing of the past, but it is not. For some individuals it is, Praise God! And for others, we keep moving forward, we keep working and encouraging and praying for those without a roof over their heads.
I think looking back is not so bad, because we can see where mistakes happened, lessons learned, what is good and what is not. We can also look back and celebrate where the lost ones were found, wanderers found homes, and friendships were formed. I smile as I think of all who gave in one way or another, many in more ways than one. And we can take all of this into the new year. I'm expecting good things. I'm excited to see where God will lead, what God will do, how He will convict, how He will provide, how He will teach, what doors He will open and what doors He will close; and how He will move us to love even more this coming year.
Last year there were new jobs, new teeth, green coats and chubby cheeked munchkins and giants oh my! Who knows what will show up around the corner, down the street, in the park, or underneathe the bridge this year.
I'm wearing my armor and my 4 layers of clothing. The volunteers are standing by. God is always near. Today is January 1. Today is Tuesday. Today is bridge day. Bring it on. . .we're ready!
Are you ready for whatever God has for you?