Dec. 20: Counting Your Blessings

These days Lexie Davis considers himself blessed to be free of drug addiction.  For a long time he was burdened by a crack habit which cost him his home, his family, and his business.

The 58-year-old New Yorker had been living at the Volunteers of America Charles H. Gay Shelter Care Center for homeless men when a minister asked him a life-altering question.

“He asked me who was the greatest homeless man I had ever known,” Davis told the Daily News.  “I told him I don’t know any…He said Jesus Christ was born in a manger and walked the Earth for all 33 years of his life and was homeless all that time.”

Inspired, Davis began to energetically work his way back to a rewarding life.  He now lives happily with his wife and son and volunteers at the same shelter that helped him so much.  “I know what it is to need help and now I know what it is to help people and give back,” Lexie Davis testifies.

If you’re looking for a role model, look to Jesus Christ, the world’s “greatest homeless man”—and Savior to us all.

For He stands at the right hand of the needy.

(Psalm 109:31)

May we appreciate and share God’s gifts in our lives.

 

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