Where Bym Bags Started Because You Matter
I was approached in the parking lot by a person asking for spare change. I gave them a few quarters and said God Bless You!
I then realized I wished I would have said more than just that. It was the perfect opportunity to share the LOVE of Jesus with them and let them know that the matter more than they might think.
But, not all of us are great at speaking one on one with people. If there were something in addition to ‘spare change’ to give them that tells them they matter to Jesus, that would be best!
I went home and got out spare change and found a baggie to put it in, along with a tract that tells about the Love of Jesus and how they can learn more. I also included the name and address of the local Rescue Mission for additional help, support and caring people.
The homeless requested larger bags, as they tend to be more useful. So, now we hand out larger bags, and we can fit more items, such as a bottle of water, socks, hygiene kits, etc.
So, the next time someone asks for ‘spare change’, realize it is the perfect opportunity to share the Love of Christ, and plant a seed!
It’s not about the money, it’s about planting seeds for Christ.