A Little Child Shall Lead Them….


My wife and seven year old granddaughter, Mathilde,   were returning  home from a rehearsal at Century II in downtown Wichita where our  granddaughter is a member of the cast for the  Children’s Music Theater’s production of Miracle on 34th Street.   They were driving north on Broadway and passed by The Lord’s Diner.    My wife pointed out the Lord’s Diner to Mathilde, and said “that place feeds over 1000 homeless and hungry people every night and another 1000 throughout Wichita on food trucks! Your grandpa and I volunteer to help out some Saturday nights there.”     Mathilde exclaimed:   “Every day?   “That makes me so sad there are so many hungry people!!”   “Are they all homeless?”   My wife replied, “No, some of them are homeless, but some of them just can’t make enough money to buy groceries to feed themselves and their families  and so they come here for a good meal because they are hungry.”

As they went North on Broadway, they came to a stop light where there was also a bus stop bench on the corner.   There were a number of people sitting on the bench and standing around it.    Our granddaughter asked:   “Gramma!   Are those people homeless?     My wife replied,  “Probably some of them are, Mathilde.”  Mathilde said:   “Could we stop and let me give them my peanut butter and crackers, in case some of them are hungry?”

The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling together,  and a little child shall lead them.”   (Isaiah 11:6)

“People were bringing little children to Jesus in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them.  But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them:   “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them.   For it is to such as these that the Kingdom of God belongs.”   (Mark 10:13-14)

2 responses to “A Little Child Shall Lead Them….

  1. Thanks Pastor Bell! I miss serving with you! Maybe I’ll call your bride and set up a time that I can come and serve at The Lords Diner with you! That would make my heart SO happy!

    • Sharla it would be great to serve the homeless with you again as we did in Hutchinson. Please call. Our church volunteers once a month now at the Lord’s Diner. Thanks for reading my post!

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