I’m not gunna lie. It’s true… I look.
As of Monday evening I totally take a close look…
at every person riding a bike in our neighborhood.
It’s because I’m instinctively looking for a bike that
looks similar to this one….
Because my daughter’s bike (that looked similar
to this picture above) was stolen from our garage
during the night. Then, as if the gashes in the
garage weren’t enough, the thieves returned
during the early evening (while we were away
for a couple of hours) and hacked away at the
garage door again. (fortunately we’d reinforced
the door). But seriously!
Now some of you may be thinking, “That crazy
family just needs to move out of Detroit?”
(And we really do live right in the heart of
Detroit city… not a suburb.)
But move? Really?
I bet you’ve had a missionary come to your
church and tell wild stories of danger from
the country they are called to, right? You
probably sat there with awe and admiration,
thinking, “Wow, they are so obedient to Jesus!”
Why then, do you some of you get disgusted to
hear stories of a missionary in one of your own cities?
You have a choice… just like we do.
“Upright citizens bless a city and make it prosper,
but the talk of the wicked tears it apart.”
God has sent us to Detroit to make it our home;
He sent us to share His love and the hope that
comes through His forgiveness and salvation.
You have to be where God has called you, too…
and if it’s in the city… yay!
(maybe He’s calling you to our city!)
Or maybe He’s put you elsewhere.
And… speak well of those who are citizens of the
city… and Pray for us! (and other urban missionaries!)
and a wonderful lady in a nearby area has given
our daughter another bike similar to the one that was
taken on Monday night. As I’m typing this, our friend
and daughter are on their way to pick it up! THANK YOU,
Kind Lady who is “blessing the city!”