The move was successful!
A few broken glasses, a happy dog with a backyard, and a bigger place to start fresh.
This past Saturday was quite a day. We packed everything in the biggest u-haul we could rent and made a trip to Jack in the Box to feed our helpers before we continued the unloading. We all sat and ate. I faced the window, tired yet feeling greatly accomplished.
I saw a woman outside the restaurant, although it was a warm day, she was wearing a thick coat and lugged her whole life with her in a shopping cart. Her hair was in many knots, her skin was leathery, but her spirits seemed high.
I couldn’t resist. I walked outside and kindly asked her if she’d like me to buy her a burger or anything off the menu. “Coffee please, just some coffee” she said. I asked her if she wanted anything other than coffee and she said no. I went to the register, ordered the largest coffee and 2 Tacos. I didn’t know what else I could’ve gotten her.
I met her outside with her coffee and a take out bag with the tacos, cream and sugar. Her name is Mary. She had a heavy accent. I could hardly understand a word she said but her eyes said it all. She had a story. She’s lived in this area for over 20 years. She believes in healing. She is kind and sweet. She is homeless.
I asked if I could pray for her and she was so happy I had asked. And so I did. After I prayed for her she wanted to give me a bottle of ‘Healing Water’ that someone else had given her. I told her to keep it but was grateful she wanted to share.
I gave her a hug and walked back in the restaurant. I thought I’d be a blessing to her but little did I know, Mary quickly blessed my life in so many ways. I couldn’t stop the overwhelming emotions as I sat back with the crew.
It doesn’t take much. A burger, some coffee, 2 tacos, take 10 minutes off your busy schedule and remind yourself that you’ll find the greatest of blessings in unexpected deeds.
Behind that shopping cart home, ripped clothing and dirty nails, you will find endless stories that teach us more about grace and Jesus then you’ll ever learn at a Bible camp.