My appreciation for the guest post continued in reasons to increase. And so, here it is, the day after Christmas, when many folks find the aftermath of the holiday to be an emotional challenge, along comes this beautiful post with exactly the right medicine.
Truly, I just wanted to hurry up the process and go back home. Perhaps I could pick up from where I left off when my nap was interrupted.
Earlier that morning, my husband and I had taken Mom and Dad’s van to get detailed. A lovely couple greeted us with happy smiles. These were the owners of a small mom-and-pop detail shop. We stood and talked for a few minutes.
I was in my early bird mode, in which I can talk the paint off a new car! I chirped like a bird, and my engine was running great!
But now, it was late afternoon and any gas I had earlier this morning was depleted. This chirpy bird had migrated to silent mode.
I’d only sat for a few minutes when the lady opened the passenger side of the door to let my mom get in.
She looked at me and said, “I just told your husband what a lovely person you are and how I appreciated meeting you this morning. You treated me so kindly, as a human being!”
I was taken aback. All I had done was talk to her a little, smiled, and treated her like I would any other person.
I looked at her and could not help but smile again.
“Thank you...” I said. “You’re a sweet lady and there’s no reason to treat you otherwise.”
Suddenly my tiredness left. My body and my knees weren’t hurting. She had my full attention!
Perhaps, the focus was not on me.
With tears in her eyes she explained.
“It is not always this way...” and she continued to tell me a little story.
“Last night my little grandson called me. He said the Holy Spirit told him to tell me how very much God loved me!”
“I was so surprised, I later checked with my daughter to confirm my grandson’s words. My daughter confirmed, relaying the same message I’d heard from my grandson.”
I leaned over my mom and gave this precious lady a big hug. I could barely find the words except to reassure her of God’s love for all His children, and that we are indeed all the same. Not one is less than another.
We said our goodbyes, then she hugged my mom and me, kissing us on the cheeks.
I felt such warmth bloom in my soul. Here she was, a stranger, but didn’t feel like one. Instead, she was familiar.
I know the Spirit inside her and It communed with me ever so sweetly, for the same Spirit lives in both of us. I know the Holy Spirit she spoke of, and understood, the message was for me too.
Having felt inferior many times in my life, I could understand her feelings.
Not good enough.
Not spiritual enough.
Not smart enough.
Many times I’ve prayed, asking the good Lord to help ensure I never make someone feel any of those ways.
Here was God’s perfect timing, presenting itself allowing us both to witnessed a God wink. A sweet reassurance from God Himself that He loves this beautiful lady, and, yes even me, in all my weaknesses and self doubt.
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I came to a conclusion that no matter what we do, where we go, or who we meet, we have a chance to let Jesus’ love shine through us.
If we do it enough, perhaps it will be as natural as breathing itself.
In a most unsuspecting moment in time, may we all be so privileged to share a God wink.
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