Mercy and I went to a Presbyterian church in Vienna Virgina where they were housing some homeless for the night. We visited with other volunteers in the Veterans Moving Forward program. Mercy and I will eventually be visiting veterans in the program including troops coming back from overseas.
Tonight, I wanted to share with you an amazing experience of witnessing a man who was deeply touched by the love of Jesus that Mercy and I got to be a part of.
First, Mercy and I went around the room to visit with and meet with people. We went around and said hello and shared the love of Jesus with various people. It was a jovial atmosphere. There were a couple of guitarists playing praise and worship songs. It was such beautiful music.
There were people enjoying the music, and one man in particular was caught up in the sound of the music that was so glorifying to God. Mercy and the man met and immediately, the man fell in love with her. Mercy showed her sweet affection towards this man as he shed tears of joy. Mercy licked his face and nuzzled him as he put his hands around her burying his face into her. He also reached and grabbed my hand. The love of Jesus was moving this man through the music and Mercy as well as my willingness to hold his hand. He was so overwhelmed by the love of Jesus, that he gradually let himself fall to the floor. He laid there still for a while, and the nurse on duty ran over to see if he was all right. He got up again and continued to worship God and sing along to the music.
This was such a lovely experience, one that I will remember for a very long time.