"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!" -Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Saturday, October 11, 2008

God-sized opportunity

Last Thursday Adam and I had to go to the store because we had nothing to eat for dinner at our house. We went to the Food Lion right up from our work on our way home. We got everything we needed and got in line. While we were standing in line we both couldn't help but notice the people in front of us. It was an older lady and her daughter who was about our age with her daughter (about 3 or 4) in the buggy and she was expecting another one on the way. Adam and I didn't say anything to each other while we were in the store, but we watched. The cashier proceeded to check out their groceries which included your normal everyday stuff, diapers, and about 15-20 bags of ramion noodles. Their bill totaled up to be $97.00 and when the woman (who was our age) saw it she said, "whoa...oh well". She proceeded to pay and left the store. After Adam and I paid for our stuff and got in our car the first thing we said to each other was, "did you see those people in front of us?" we both knew how blessed we are to have been given 2 steady jobs and pretty much everything we needed. Adam turned to me and told me, "we need to buy their groceries" so as he was getting out of the car to go tell them, they were driving away and Adam got in front of the car to stop them...he told them that he wasn't some crazy man and that he and his wife wanted to pay for their groceries. So they pulled in a parking spot and Adam came over to tell me how much they were and I wrote them a check for their bill. As we were leaving, the mom of the lady our age came over to our window and told us that we would never know how much of a blessing we were to her family. Her daughter had strayed away from the Lord and is now getting back on track and has had doubts that the Lord will provide for her family and that this instance showed her the He will provide for her family! It was such a God thing for this to happen...for us to leave work when we did and check out in the same line as they did and for Adam to be so bold to stop their car as they were pulling away. I just thank the Lord for using us to be a blessing in someone else's life and for Him to get all the glory! It was so cool to be apart of such a God-sized opportunity! So, whenever you get that gut feeling that you should do something, DO IT, for the glory of God!

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