Content from Out of the Box
Sometimes, the most casual conversations carry the most weight. I had one last saturday, in the produce section, of the grocery store.
I was on my way home from a funeral, and stopped to pick up some things on my way home. I recognized her, and as I approached
I put my arm around her and asked, "How are you?"
She looked up at me, forced a smile, and uttered, "I'm okay."
She told me how tough it was shopping for just one. It had been two months to the day since he had died. He was only fifty-one. So much more to do, so much unfinished business. So much hurt in her voice and pain in her eyes.
"A day at a time", she said, "thats all I can do." We talked about her grown sons, and how the two of them were handling things so differently. She smiled when she talked about her little grandson, that wanted to spend every night with grandma, so she would have company.
Then out of nowhere, a man both of us knew strolled up, wearing his Tennessee Volunteer orange and a big smile.
Our church family had prayed for him for nearly two years.
"Man, you look great!", I exclaimed. "How are you?"
"Blessed", he said. "I'm just glad to be walking around."
Trey had spent the last two years in a hospital bed waiting. Waiting either to die, or for a new heart, because his old one was failing.
Can you imagine? Two years in a hospital bed!
Thanks to prayers and a great team of doctors, his old heart had gotten better.
He had been taking 33 pills a day just to live. Now he was down to just 11.
He was glad to be at the grocery store. In fact, he just be glad to be anywhere.
As he left, smiling and laughing, it brought me some perspective.
You don't have to look very far to see how blessed you are. Sometimes, no farther than the produce section of your grocery store.
"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
His love endures forever." Psalm 118:1
Out of the Box...I'm Robin Guidicy
P.O. Box 461
Crittenden, KY 41030
"Trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths."
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