On Christmas Day, LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Barnabas (Trinity Lutheran - Hobart, Indiana), Hannah (LCC Staff), and Comfort Dogs-in-Training Cyrus and Rahab along with their handlers went to Our Savior’s open house for the homeless in Carol Stream, Illinois. The team sat and talked with women and men who, due to different circumstances, do not have a home; some are unemployed, and most have no family or friends to spend Christmas with.
Jesus worked through LCC handlers and staff as they joined these men and women showing acceptance, respect, love, and grace. They laughed together and enjoyed each other’s company, while listening to the women and men’s stories of family, struggles, dogs, or whatever was on their mind.
The light and love of Jesus was seen as the team visited at Our Savior’s open house for the homeless through acts of love, service, and presence that Jesus has called us to do. Only God knows what their future will be, but let us serve the least of these with love, mercy, compassion, and presence of Jesus Christ.
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.’ Matthew 25:35-40