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You see them, then look the other way. Get a job you bum, some might say. They sleep on benches, in tents in the woods, under the boardwalk, and outside the money making, multi-million dollar casinos of Atlantic City. They are the homeless of New Jersey. They are the lost and forgotten. Many see them as lazy, dirty, drunks just looking for a free hand out. Never looking at them long enough to see the pain and despair in there eyes. They have names, they have hearts, they have feelings too. They are mothers, they are fathers, they are sisters, they are brothers. It's time we change our outlook and perception on the homeless. The homeless population is a perfect example of the saying, "Don't judge a book by its cover". Because believe me, that man with the back pack and beard, that woman sleeping on the bench, that person staggering down the boardwalk, all have a story. And a sad, painful one at that. Stories of rejection, depression, addiction, abandonment, illnesses, and abuse. But many do not even take the time to know there name. It's time we change that. Look at the "parable of the good samaritan" told by Jesus- "A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a certain priest came down that road. And when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. Likewise, a Levite, when he arrived at the place, came and looked, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had compassion. So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, "Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you". So which of these three do you think was neighbor to him who fell among the thieves?" And he said, "He who showed mercy on him". Then Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise"(Luke 10vs30-37). So when you are walking down the boardwalk or coming out of the casino, or walking into the store, or on your way to work, do not be like the two in the parable and, "pass by on the other side". Rather, be like the good samaritan and have compassion. For actions out of love shall never fail. Each and every one of the homeless individuals you see are one of God's children. Please, have mercy on them. Stop and talk to them, pray for them. Feed them, clothe them, comfort them. Show them someone cares. For look what Jesus says about doing so in the book of Matthew 25vs35-40, "for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me". "Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, "Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison and come to You?" And the King will answer and say to them, "Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to Me". If they are lost, let us show the The Way. At times, forgotten, let us remember them in prayer. We are blessed, let us also be a blessing.

My Testomony

Hi my name is Samantha I am a follower of Christ Jesus, I gave my life to the LORD on October 27 2003.HE showed me what life is really about. Before I became a Christian I did not even know who I was.I was lost I had deep depression had panic attics,feared a lot of things in life, There where times I wanted 2 kill myself. friends and family had no clue the double life I was living .I showed every body that I was happy all the time.The thing is when they did see me I was hung up on 180 energy drinks and stacker 2. that's how I hid my depression.I was like this for years. Sad thing about it no one knew.when I went home @ night from work almost every night I would cry myself to sleep. then do it all over again. Day in and day out.some people might have thought I had a good life. made really good $$$$ had a nice to live, 2 blocks from the beach in a rich town. (Avon NJ) and a lot of friends but that did not make me happy.here is the day that I found real happiness. it was October 27 2003. I woke up that morning crying 4 no reason.then I started to have a panic attack .I went in the shower to try to calm down .but then that's when it got worse.I felt like I was having a war in my head.one side saying to kill myself.and the other side saying to call some body and get help.that's when I called my friend Tina and she took me to her doctor. They could not do any thing for me there. They wanted me to go to the hospital.So I went to the hospital and that's when I realized that the LORD showed me people there that were worse then mine. HE said you think your life is bad look around you .it could be worse. it was sad to see that there where people out there far more worse then what i was going through.at that time in the hospital is the day I came to realize that it is not about the $$$ how many friends you have and where you live it is all about having the LORD JESUS CHRIST in your life, so from that day on i have not had a panic attack no depression no more fear.Jesus Saved Me From My Self.Jesus died and took it all away with HIM when He died on the cross over 2000 years ago.since then i live my life 4 the LORD.The LORD has done some awesome things in my life the past few years.he took friends away kept the friends that he wanted in my life and gave me some new friends He put people that will lift me up not bring me down.people from church i call my family , Christina S,Joann,Ivan,Alyssa,Tony Melissa,George,Yolanda,Gisella,Danielle, Michelle, and many more, He got me a job working @ Wegmans making awesome $$$ and insurance,met a few people i can call my real friends there that like me 4 who i an know . i thank God 4 the friends he put in my life been there since 11-27-2005,work friends i love like family, Steff , Mike aka Steve, Joe Brown,Maurine , Marcus, then the LORD put an awesome man in my life. Mike. I met him on the computer one day and found out that we went to the same church.(GRACE AND PEACE) on July 31 2005 I met him @ church.a week later August 7 we hung out after church.it was amazing when we hung out it felt like i had known him for years .then on September 16 2006 he asked me to marry him on top of high point mountain .it was so beautiful how he did it.six months later we got married at are new church KING of KINGS. it was a small one . Then we had the big wedding with friends and family Sept 23 2007.It was such a beautiful day.I will never forget it.know i live my life 4 the LORD JESUS and don't care what people think. you will ether love me or hate me, i know what true love is and that's through Jesus Christ , i will put Him first be fore any other man or woman in my life , I LOVE JESUS and not afraid 2 say it...