Did you hear this amazing story? This happened just the other day. Christine and Randy Glover invited 44 stranded motorists into their home. These motorists were stranded by a blizzard in northeastern New Mexico. Cars came to a halt as they became stuck in 4-foot snowdrifts. These motorists spent Friday and Saturday in their home.
The Glovers realized that these motorists were stranded and had no place to go. At the time they had no idea how many motorists they were inviting into their home. In the end, it was 44 people. There were motorists from Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Louisiana, all of whom stayed in the 1,200 square foot home.
Fortunately, one of the stranded motorists was driving a food truck. The driver let his company know of his situation and they declared the situation an emergency and allowed him to open the back of his truck to these motorists.
For two days, these motorists watched movies, played cards and dominoes, played video games, and told stories. At the end, Christine Glover said, "I think anyone would do what we did" (Dallas Morning News, Monday, January 1, 2007).
Isn’t that incredible?
There is something about that scene that reminds me of Jesus. There is something about this situation that reminds me that we were never meant to live life as individuals, existing as lonely individuals. I am posting this today because the story encourages me.
Maybe it will encourage you as well.