Friday, April 11, 2014

Wow! Amazing!

You're aware if you've been reading Life with Lynnie (LwL), or if you know me personally, that I am in the process of healing after having major, dangerous surgery.  Surgery that God brought me through.

As I mentioned a few days ago, I went through several days of not feeling well.  This is on top of the pain I've been suffering.

I cannot say that my pain level isn't less.  However, because I am no longer taking narcotics, my pain level still feels very high.  I'm sure you can understand that I do not want to become addicted to anything like morphine.

On Wednesday night, I was truly exhausted.  And, knowing that my daughter P, was supposed to take me to the doctor, to have my staples removed Thursday morning, I wanted to sleep well.  So, I could feel rested by the time I awoke.

Hmmm... it didn't happen.  In fact, I only had less than three (3) hours sleep.

When I got up, I showered and dressed, before heading downstairs to meet P.

Knowing that I am a member of the sauna club in my apartment building, I knew I had to stop off at another floor on my way down.  This way, I could renew my membership.

As I got on the elevator, there was a fellow on board.  I've seen this man around the complex, but do not know him, personally.

I went to push for the floor I needed and found he had already done so.

I asked this man if he was renewing his sauna club membership.  He replied he was.  I asked him if he would take mine and drop it off with his.  He agreed to do so.

I agreed to hold the elevator.  He seemed grateful I did this.

Then, we headed down to the lobby.

I made my way to the short staircase, so I could take my recyclables to the area designated, on our parking levels.  Doing so, I was pulling them in my small, light cart on wheels. 

The fellow asked me if I was going up rather than downstairs, also.  I said I planned to do so, but all of a sudden realized that I did not have the strength to pull open the door, upon my return to the lobby area, because I have no strength, yet.

He replied I shouldn't worry about even doing the stairs, since I was recovering from major surgery.

To my surprise, he took hold of my lightweight cart and lifted up the stairs.  He obviously placed his recyclables along with mine, into the containers.

When he returned a minute later, I thanked him.  And, asked his name.  He told me he is R.

Again, I thanked him and prayed aloud that God would bless him.

Please know that what this man did, truly touched my heart.  Being helped by someone I didn't know personally, was something that I never expected to happen.

Afterwards, he went on his way back up in the elevator to his apartment.  I went to meet with P, at the front door.

Silently, I praised God for giving me grace. 

After all, I hadn't even prayed for His help.  Nor, for help from that fellow I had never been introduced to, in the past.

Yet, He provided for me, by providing through that neighbour, the grace and help that I needed.

Of course, we read in 2 Corinthians 9:8, "And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:"  So, it's not surprising that God did this.

He provides always for those who belong to Him.  Even when we aren't yet aware we need grace and/or help.

I am truly grateful for this.  And, always will be.

Until next time...

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