"God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him."
(1 Jn 4:16)

Friday, February 23, 2007

God Knows Just What We Need

I met a wonderful man, today. As my children and I were putting groceries in our cart at Costco, a man came up to me and said, "Do you mind if I ask you a question? Are all of these children yours?" I replied, "Yes and we have one more who isn't here."

The man surprised me by saying, "That is wonderful! I am the father of twelve!"

He then asked, "Can I ask you another question? Are you Christian?"

I replied, "Yes."

He said, "What kind?"

I answered, "Catholic."

He commented that there are no longer a lot of Catholics with large families. I agreed with the man and shared, "We pray that God continues to bless us with children."

The man then turned to my children and said, "You should always be thankful to your parents for being open to life. Be sure you help them."

As I was standing in line to pay for my groceries, this same wonderful man came up to us and placed a box with two gallons of milk on the conveyor belt and gave me five dollars to pay for it. I thanked him and he responded, "Consider this a gift from Jesus."

As I left Costco, the lady who checks the receipt asked me, "Did a man find you and give you some milk?"

Thank you, God! Only you could have known that I was in need of encouragement. Please bless this man for his kindness.


  1. Anonymous4:10 PM

    What a wonderful story! So good to get a glimpse of human kindness once in awhile!

  2. That is so beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing - it is even encouraging from a distance. :)

  3. How wonderful and touching! Blessed be the Lord.

  4. Oh, this is soooooo beautiful!

    Oh what a dose of encouragement does for the soul!

  5. Anonymous11:20 AM

    That is just asolutely beautiful. God bless that wonderful man!!!

  6. Such a wonderful story and the gesture of this gentleman - only shows the love that is shared in the blessings that we have.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Blessings to you all.


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