Posted by: Lindsey Albertson | June 27, 2008

Somebody Else’s Shoes

The past week has been pretty tiring. I have come home exhausted and gone to bed early when I can. I love having conversations with people but they have begun to wear me out. It really bothers me that I am so exhausted. I don’t know what my problem has been.

So needless to say, I have needed some encouragement. I am praying for more energy to get through each day and that God would grow my heart and desire to listen and talk with folks.

The other day I was talking on the phone with my friend Alex back in NC. I was telling her stories of things that have been going on here. I was telling her how it was crazy that some of the people that have come in here are criminals. People come in talking about running from the police the night before. I’ve heard a few people come in talking about when they were in jail. And I am beginning to consider alot of these people friends. As I was telling her these stories she stopped me and asked, “Do you know who you sound like?” I was expecting her to say I sounded like someone we knew or something. I asked who and she said, “You sound like Jesus.”  She totally threw me off guard when she said that.  What an amazing honor to have the opportunity to walk in Jesus’ shoes. That has begun to make me look at what I am doing in a new light.

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  1. Wow, thank you for the story, it reminds me of
    John 15:15 “I shall not call you servants any more,
    because a servant does not know his master’s business; I call you friends” You are serving others in friendship and love. Praying for you and
    the many friendships you will form and and are
    forming at Jeff Street!

    Carol,

    A friend of Jeff Street


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