Have you ever felt the presence of God?
I did today.
We were in a Chinese medical office and we were waiting for Kai to be seen. Before he can leave China, he has go through a check up and have a TB test.
As we were sitting, family after family starting coming in. I couldn’t help myself, I love meeting new people, so I started learning everyone’s stories.
That’s when it happened.
The Presence of God was Incredibly Powerful!
I realized that this is the kind of place that Jesus was talking about…
‘For where to or three gather together as my followers, I am there among there’ ~Matthew 18:20 (nlt)
I talked with family after family and hearing their story was one of the most moving and profound moment of life I’ve ever experienced.
Families who were on their second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth adoptions.
Are you kidding me?
Families who were adopting children with severe special needs. Families who had taken a giant step of faith.
And, it hit me. I know Jesus is here. Why would He not be? I mean, this is a Gathering of people who care for the ‘least of these’.
‘I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me’ ~Matthew 25:45 (nlt)
The Presence of God was Powerful and Overwhelming.
At times I had to make sure I wiped tears quickly so everyone in the room wouldn’t find out that I’m just a mess!
Here’s the beautiful thing though, you can serve the ‘least of these’ anywhere you are! It hit me, I’m in China, but there are so many opporunties and moments back home to care for and to love and to serve the ‘the least of these’.