I never know when God has a special blessing for me! When I am standing in line at the grocery store, my thoughts are usually not about what is happening around me. I am thinking about getting the groceries home, family situations, or what we are going to have for our next meal.
Yesterday was different. When I came to the check-out, there was a senior adult lady with very few items in her buggy. She had been standing at the cash register for a while and had a stack of dollars in her hand. Apparently she had paid for a few groceries, and was now counting out the money for 4 or 5 large packages of adult diapers. In the buggy in front of me were four items. My thought was that someone had left the buggy to get something else to purchase. No one came for the buggy. Then I realized the buggy was for the lady ahead of me.
The cashier told the lady that her diaper purchase was for $64. plus cents. The lady took a large package of toilet tissue out of the buggy and bought it as well as the diapers. Then I heard her tell the cashier to put the other three items, a loaf of bread, a bottle of dish washing detergent, and a package of bath soap, back. She could not pay for these items.
I looked in my loaded buggy and realized that a few more items would not make much difference in my total bill. My buggy was loaded with items that we needed, but a lot of items were not essential. This lady needed her bread and soap. I told the lady if she could wait just a few moments, I would include her items with mine.
The lady thanked me with such a sweet spirit. I asked her about the adult diapers. She said she had a brother with Downs Syndrome. Enough said!! It brought tears to my eyes as I patted her on the shoulder.
Here is my blessing! Before she left the store, the lady came to me, thanked me again, and then hugged me! So, if you were in a busy Kroger store yesterday and saw two ladies from different races hugging each other...you know the story!!!
My Life Scripture
Philippians 4:4-7 (ESV English Standard Version) Holy Bible
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let the reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds through Christ Jesus.