Like many others, every once-and-awhile our school gets hit with the unfortunate crime of vandalism...and this time, the bus took the damage. Someone in need decided to cut-off part of the bus exhaust system and other related components. Oddly enough, it would have taken some time and it would have been loud with the sawing. It probably just went unnoticed...
Over the years stewarding the school, we've seen thefts of our lawn mower battery(s), gas from the bus and van, clipped gas lines, nasty notes left on the front door (although we know who did those), and other similar blessings.
In the end, although there is a hardship and outfall from the damages, I always hope and pray that whoever committed the acts, benefited somehow in meeting their needs. I kinda wish they'd come to the door and say, "Hey, can you help out with a catalytic converter?" instead of just stealing it. At least it wouldn't be a sin...and we'd surely find a way to help. Ok, I may be reaching, but it is a hope (and truthful hope at that). Please, if you know those in need, let us know and we'll rally to help in anyway we can!
Remember, it's the responses to what is put in front of us that the Lord watches carefully!
Blessings to all today!