The Best of the PhxP
Once a week we’ll feature articles from the past and from our books…
I heard it close again and knew it was probably time to get up and put some more water bottles in the ice chest.
What I saw instead of a thirsty skater was an elderly woman holding a bottle of our water on the back of her neck. She looked afraid… and ready to pass out.
“They said it was free…”
Seems she had walked to the store and had underestimated both the distance and the temperature… and asked the kids where they got their water when she was shuffling by. I gave her my chair and she revived enough to finish her little journey… thankful to God for giving her some unexpected refreshment.
When I got home Miss Kitty was waiting… for dinner.
I fed her and sat down at the computer and the cat jumped into my lap. A different cat. A cat I had never seen before. Ever. She was a very thin cat with a squeak where a meow should be and I understand cat and squeak well enough to know she was hungry. I fed her… then she hopped on my bed, took a bath, and then went back to wherever she came from in the first place. An hour later two other cats were sitting outside my door… and the squeaky lap cat strolled past them into her new home that I didn’t know I had invited her to live in. I fed all three… and pondered how cats network.
My conclusion from these events is this…if one will open their hearts to meet a need, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem… God will use that opening to bless far more people (or cats or dogs or badgers) than you expected, far more than you expected them to be blessed.
If you don’t, He won’t.
As always, you can make your own application.