According to statistics, 564,708 people in the USA are currently homeless. Quite a lot of them can be seen living on the streets or in cars. They’re everywhere and the issue has become increasingly alarming.
Sadly, few people care enough to stop and intentionally listen to their cries. Perhaps, society has forgotten that because the homeless are outcast, the kindness of those around them, even in a small way, will help them feel loved. So, it’s encouraging to see a prominent young celebrity, who is often in the headlines, care enough to take a moment with them!
Last Spring, Justin Bieber was recorded by a fan sitting on pavement with a homeless couple. Justin has a morning routine of working out in Los Angeles at SoulCycle. It’s possible that he passed by this street during his routine, where some homeless people were. Perhaps, drawn by God’s love for these people, Justin couldn’t help but chat with them. He even lay down next to them and blessed them with food and water.
“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 25:40)
God unconditionally loves these homeless people, and Justin allowed God to use him as a vessel to reach out to them. This act perfectly reveals Romans 5:8 in the Bible, “But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
For years, Justin has been backlashed by many people especially the media. His “bad boy” image of previous years may have contributed to that. Today, Justin has admitted his mistakes in the past, and says he has learned from them. Moreover, he is growing in his personal relationship with God.
These days the change the Lord has done in Justin’s life is witnessed by millions of people around the world. Although he still has obstacles to overcome, he won’t let them get the best of him. Just like any other Christian, he isn’t perfect, but he is trusting and relying upon the grace of God to overcome his fleshly inclinations.
“But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)
Credits: X17OnlineVideo / Photo Justin Bieber Instagram
This post was written by Christel Berns Villariza.
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