Kent left his home in Niagara early in the morning. He had a delivery to make beyond Waterloo. As he passed through St. Jacobs and turned onto Hawkesville Rd he noticed that his truck was faltering, so Kent pulled his truck over to the side of the road just past a nearby cemetery. It was a bitter cold day, the temperature had been hovering around the low -20s. Kent called the tow truck but unfortunately it would be quite a while before they arrived. He looked up and noticed that there seemed to be a bustle of activity going on at the church.
Steve, the sound technician for Calvary church and the funeral service looked out and noticed the truck stranded by the road. Following a nudge from God and with a big heart, Steve invited the driver of the truck into the refuge of Calvary’s lobby. Steve said, “most truckers would depend on fast food joints for washroom breaks and food and coffee, so I thought it was apropos to bring him in to have a break as he was kinda stuck there waiting for a tow truck.”
The next day Kent send us this e-mail, “A very heartfelt thank you to Steve and the ladies in the kitchen for welcoming me in out of the cold this afternoon after my truck broke down, and providing me with hot coffee and a sandwich. It’s great to see that there is still some good in the world.”
In the parable of the sheep and the goats the people said to Jesus, ‘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 25:37-40)
God’s heart of love flows strong within the people of Calvary. It is a privilege that God is using the house of Calvary as a place of refuge for those who are mourning and for those who need some encouragement while waiting for a tow truck.