The Stranger

*Pastor’s Note: Continuing this week to showcase the poetry of our Christian Brother, Mike Armijo.

You can check out Mike’s new book of poetry, The Journey Home and his information on our site, including his Facebook page, at the following link: Mike Armijo. As always, Glory to God for all of the creative gifts He gives so bountifully. God Bless!

Thursday 11-10-2022
Mike Armijo

ma the stranger


I met a hungry stranger homeless just like me, we shared the little food I had; as we talked there on the street.

He told me his story of how his life had come to be; as I listened quite intently how he sounded just like me.

It’s funny as I listened to this man I met that day his voice revealed no sorrow, it was joy which he conveyed.

He spoke about his children and how he missed them so; he said he always prayed for them and told me there was hope.

Though familiar, not a stranger to sorrow or to pain, his love for other’s showed me, that as he, I was the same.

We enjoyed helping others on this journey of our life; to share the love played forward; what we knew to be right.

He thanked me for the food we shared as we parted ways; I was happy that I met him and I smiled all that day.

I could not help to think about the journey he had shared and how my heart had felt for him, that I wanted just to care.

We were not rich, but needy though our hearts reflected faith, I was glad to have met him, this friend who came my way.

We enjoyed each other’s company but just met that single time; I can’t forget his smiling face for it looked the same as mine.

I knew where this joy had come from, my heart opened to see, I heard a still small voice inside who said, “What you did, you did for me.”

Mike Nano Armijo © December 29th, 2018

About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of teaching, encouragement and intercessory prayer from the Holy Bible, the written Word of God and author of the ministry website, For The Love of God. He lives in Delta, Colorado with his beautiful wife of 50+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom they affectionately call Bella.
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