On a recent walk, we were able to look inside the shells of these damaged, empty houses. It was so interesting to see the layers of wallpaper and flooring. Some things seemed eerily intact, while other parts–like entire walls–were missing or damaged. We could only imagine who had lived there and what their lives were like–empty houses raise a lot of questions. Likewise, we meet people who have endured hard times and whose pain has left them feeling empty. How often do we walk by? Maybe we look, comment to ourselves, but how often do we stop to ask about their story? The next time God gives us the opportunity to shine His light in an empty place–let’s do it–to His glory!