A Morning to be Blessed
Sometimes God provides situations which teach us important lessons of life and remind us how to respond to the needs of others. It’s touching to recall simple moments when we have been blessed.
One morning I decided to buy a breakfast sandwich on my way to work. I was running late and feeling overwhelmed. I placed my order and pulled ahead to pay. An elderly woman stood behind the window looking very tired. She asked, “How are you today?” “Fine”, I grumbled, without even looking up, as I counted money in my wallet.
As I paid for my food, I noticed the eyes of a soul in despair. My heart ached for the weary look of her presence, and I felt guilty for the frustration of my mood.
I pulled ahead, and then stopped. The weary worker came to the window again, with a confused look on her face. “And, how are you?” I asked, making sure I was prepared to hear what she had to say. As our eyes met, she answered with a quiet, weak voice, "Oh, I'm okay I guess." I saw her smile when she thanked me, and understood the heart of one who needed to know someone cared.
God prepares us to offer His love. He uses simple moments of opportunity to help us share compassion. He guides us toward the needs of those who need us, and lovingly shows us the reward of recognizing when we have been blessed.
God is near and He loves YOU,