Lydia and her family have been living with her father (or father-in-law – I’m unclear on this detail). He tries to help, but his health is failing. His desire is to make sure Lydia and his grandchildren are safe and secure with a roof over their heads.
Lydia has four children. She has three boys and one daughter. Her oldest son, Eddie, is eleven years old. They are a beautiful family.
A house represents security, shelter, and stability. As a result of this new home, Lydia and her kids will have protection from the rain, protection from potential abductors, and a place to rest. A house provides hope and a springboard to sustainability for her family.
We all need a fresh start from time to time. For Lydia, this house provides the fresh start she needs. It’s an opportunity for her to practically experience God’s provision in her life, and it’s a great way to connect her with her community and with us – the team who helped this become a reality in her life. It was such an honor and privilege for our team to be part of this new beginning for Lydia.
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’