From the outset, understand that The Salvation Army works intensely with the homeless. Our job is to help them find a home. It’s significant that we are not simply trying to connect them with a house or an apartment, but a home.
When Carolyn was a chaplain for three different homeless shelters in New York City, she worked hard to facilitate this very aspect of our ministry. For the family shelters she taught crafts where they made wall hangings and other articles that were intended to make their dwelling a home. When she visited them in their newly found homes, all the projects they worked on together made their place their home.
So, whether you’ve ever been homeless or not, are you making it a home? A place where the family feels at home? A place where God is honored? We need to build a home throughout our lives.
“By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life.”
Psalm 42:8 NIV