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MORE BY MATTHEW WEST
Yesterday after church, my husband and I went to eat lunch at Cafe Rio, off the 215 and Decatur. After we were done eating we were going across the street to Wal-mart, and at the stop light there was a homeless man asking for money to fill a prescription. I did not notice him until my husband gasped at sight of his leg. He had a major wound, that looked as if it were eating away at the whole front of his leg. I immediately started crying, my heart just broke for him. I felt so helpless, there was no way a perception could help him with that, it looked as if it may need to be amputated.
I tried to figure out what I could do for this man, to help medically. I googled free medical clinics whatever I could think of, nothing but food shelters popped up. I know nothing about stuff like this, so I just prayed that the right person comes along to help that man, since I couldn't. I felt so horrible, I didn't even want to get out of my car, but I'm glad I did. Because a car away from us, there was a couple and their two children stranded because their car battery died. We jumped their car, and avoided them having to sit in the heat, waiting for a tow truck to come. They were so grateful, and it felt so good to help them, right after not being able to help the man at the corner, it changed my day. I still haven't been able to get that man out of my mind, but I'm thankful the lord gave us the opportunity to help someone else in need.
So after my long story, I just ask for prayer for the homeless man, and that god will send someone that has the resources to help him, and fix his leg. Also, praise god for our health and the opportunities he gives us, to spread love to those in need.