This past Saturday I got to spend the afternoon with some amazing people. Some were people that I already knew were amazing as I have walked alongside them for years in praying, hoping and expecting the Gospel to change lives. But I was so surprised to find another set of people who were incredible in the own right. See, this past Saturday was our “Serve the City” initiative where Fellowship PM goes out in the community to serve, love and share Jesus with some of the most poor and powerless in our city. So when I pulled up to the Bethlehem House, a local homeless and hungry shelter, I had built up a expectation of people with entitled hearts who had made there bed but didn’t want to sleep in it. Maybe that’s not exactly what I felt, but deep in my heart, it wasn’t too far off either. Imagine the humility God brought into me when I mostly found the opposite. Upbeat people who were realistic about there circumstances but just looking for a shot. Sad stories that were layered with lessons learned. It became clear within the first thirty minutes or so that these were remarkable people. What they needed was hope. We brought them no job prospects. We brought them no long term shelter. We brought them no clothing. We just brought Jesus and He brought hope. I got to witness some life transformational conversations about how the Gospel changes everything and our worth in Christ is no subject to our actions. I saw people with tears in there eyes, ours and theirs, while just discussing the riches we have in Jesus. It was beautiful. The practical side of this is that they do need jobs, food, clothing and homes and I will not pretend otherwise. So, we will work to be part of a solution to give these people the love and security found in these things. But we must always remember, hope is only found in Jesus. Praying for you and our beautiful city.