An Unexpected Visitor

So, it’s been a busy week here at Beautiful Gate.  Multiple volunteers have been sick and I think I’m starting to.  But something really neat happened earlier this week that I’d like to tell you about.

On Monday an unexpected visitor stopped by to visit a child on her first birthday.  He was the police officer who had brought the child in a year ago.  He didn’t have his police id with him and no one was in the office so the volunteer  asked him to return the next day.

He returned the next day with his wife.  A member of the staff brought the child to the office.  You could see the joy on the officer and his wife’s faces as they played with the child and brought her gifts.

One year ago he was told a child was found in a pit latrine.  He went and got her out and brought her to Beautiful Gate.  And the little girl stayed in his heart for a year.  She is now a year old and happy and healthy.

I am so thankful that God broke his heart for this child.  I am thankful this child had a place to go.  And I am so thankful for the police officer for pulling her out of the pit latrine.

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.  For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,  I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’  Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?  And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?  And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’  And the King will answer them,‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’”  ~ Matthew 25:34-40
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