This phenomenal picture makes me want to cry! It’s a snapshot that a Baltimore Police Officer took of a teen boy praying for a homeless man. The police officer was standing near a bus stop when he noticed the young boy walk over to the homeless man. He might have initially thought that the teenager was going to harass the man. This often happens to the homeless on the street. But to his shock and awe, the boy leaned down, touched the mans foot, and began to pray for him. A couple minutes later, the boy got up, returned to his group of friends who were holding the bus for him, and rode away.
The power of this picture speaks volumes! It both amazes and humbles me. Every day the news is littered with stories of our youth “going off the rails.” It seems that immorality, callousness, lack of discipline, and self entitlement run rampant. But this is a kid who’s got it right! He is a great example of “being about the Father’s business” (Luke 2:49). He took the time to listen and heed the voice of the Holy Spirit to pray for someone in need.
I hope this is as much an inspiration to you as it is for me. Let’s Move when the Spirit says MOVE! There are people who desperately need our intervention in their lives! You are a gift from God. Make yourself a “present” to others today!!