Drop In The Bucket
On Facebook, I follow a woman who is the “24-7 Street Ministry” and operates the “Dream House” in Southeast Wichita. Each day (rather each night) she drives South and North Broadway and other places where prostitution and trafficking are going on. She finds and befriends women, and if they agree she takes them out of their situation and off the streets. She gives them a safe place to stay and provides basic necessities, counseling and health services, and works with them to find employment, a place to live, and more than anything else, Jesus Christ.
I am copying her last two Facebook posts to give you an idea, not only of what she does, but also of what is happening in the City of Wichita as the rest of us go about our lives.
We got a call to pick up a beautiful pregnant woman. We got her, fed her, brought her home, gave her pretty clothes & put clean bedding on her bed. She was in the shower & me and my other girl went to our beds. We heard crying…she was in the shower praising God: “Thank you Lord, thank you Lord, thank you Lord” & then she would start crying harder. My girl said “Oh, another miracle in this house, I can go back to bed now” She said “ONLY in this house is this kind of thing normal, Michelle”
What a day!!
Dropped our pregnant lady off at an appointment
Saw my Dad at the hospital (he is doing lots better)
Picked up our newest roommate from QT (that makes 4 of us now)
Picked up 2 more girls who needed housewares, clothes & diapers
Took 5 of them to New Life Thrift Store to shop like Princesses
Picked up a friend from the doctor
Visited one of our girls who had a stroke in the hospital
Took some food to a Princess in a motel
Got the alarm set for 7am to start over : )
The work that Michelle does is but a drop in the bucket. In a very real way also, the work that is done by Carpenter Place, Circle of Love Maternity Home, ICT S.O.S., Simple House, the Child Advocacy Center, MICU (Missing and Exploited Children’s Unit of Sedgwick County) and other ministries and organizations of that type are drops in the bucket.
But as is said in a poem written in the 1950’s as part of a musical play called “For Heaven’s Sake” by Helen Kromer, one drop can make a real difference.
A drop in a bucket is only a drop; a minor and moist detail.
For a drop can’t change the color and taste in a ten quart watering pail.
But if the drop has the color of love, and the taste of tears divine;
One drop, dropped into the vessel of life, can turn the water to wine.