Two of our Life Groups kicked off Servolution last night at The Hospital of Pennsylvania (HUP). CityLifers took gift baskets filled with snacks into the waiting rooms on the surgical floors to encourage people and pray with them. Then we setup in the cafeteria and started paying for everyone’s orders.
It didn’t take long for the word to spread, and once it did, the cafeteria was packed with patients, doctors, nurses and other hospital staff. A girl who attends CityLife was actually on call when some co-workers on her floor started buzzing about a church that was paying for everyone’s food in the cafeteria. I loved her response. “I think that’s my church!”
The highlight of the night for me was meeting Maurice. He hadn’t had anything to eat for two days. He woke up Monday morning and prayed for God to send him some food. He was blown away by such a creative reminder that God knows exactly where he is and exactly what he needs! Out of hundreds of folks who came through the cafeteria, he was THE ONE.
It was fun watching people come through the line, find out their meal was paid for, and say, “Really? Why?!” No strings attached! God is the most generous being in the universe, and He has wired us to experience true joy when we give what we have away.
Thanks for being so radically generous CityLife! Your giving helped pay for 888 items, and put God’s heart on display for the whole hospital to see. I feel like this is the start of something special.