What comes to your mind when you think of home? I think of a place that loves me and where I can let me guard down. I think of good food, good company, and a place where I can be comfortable. I think of laughter and a space to share stories.
We work hard to create a home for those who receive food from and those who volunteer at our Soup Kitchen on Tuesday evening. From the hands that prepare the delicious food, to the hands that serve it, to the hands that eat the food - we are making a home together. It is a collective effort of many hands and hearts who come together because our faith inspires us to serve the most vulnerable.
Last night we had a full house in our home. Many hungry people and thirsty souls are seeking to pray together. As one woman was sitting down with her food she caught my attention and whispered to me, "Pastor Jes, I am home here." I smiled gently and told her "Yes, this is your home. You are loved here."
With tears in my eyes I thanked God from the bottom of my heart for what happens at our Tuesday night soup kitchen and worship. It is a vision of love, respect, and joy; home!