"I too, like someone seen to have suffered misfortune, might have suffered a similar fate, but for God's mercy."
I have some next door neighbors that I have been unhappy about for as long as they have lived in that house. Their yard looks more like a trash pile than a yard; their carport is stacked to the ceiling with stuff - old mattresses, an old refrigerator, etc. We are not really sure how many people live in the house. A man comes and goes. It is a very small two bedroom, 1 bath house. There are people coming and going day and night.
We have stayed away. Except there are two little girls that live there at times, and Jesse enjoys playing with them. They will play basketball with him in his backyard, or go up into the tree house with him.
One day last week, there appeared a 'for sale' sign in their yard. At first, we were glad to know they (whoever they are) were moving on. However, we found out that the grandmother of the house is the only one working, and they have very little....very little furniture, transportation, and other things. My heart broke for them, and I was ashamed at the way we had looked at them, and our lack of helping.
I tell you all this to say, don't be too quick to judge. Don't be too quick to think bad of people that you really don't know how they are living or what they are doing behind those closed doors. We still don't know the reason for them leaving, other than possibly they were behind in their rent and the owners decided to sell. It is sometimes hard to get people who rent, to move, so the option to sell is the answer.
Pray for your neighbors. Help when and where you can. Be thankful for what you have and give God the glory for it all.
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