Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I must say that Monday was a very special day.
Of course, because my great-granddaughter, S was born!
But, there was also something else that happened, that was a wonderful thing. It didn't have anything to do with family.
In fact, it had to do with someone I had never before met.
On Monday evening, I spent time with a group of women that I had prearranged to meet up with. This was in South Windsor.
While driving home, I was stopped at a light and saw a woman carrying many bags. It was extremely cold. And, windy.
I felt badly for her.
At first, I thought she planned to take a bus home, but when I saw her moving forward instead, I wondered how she could carry all she had with her. Knowing she didn't look like a young lady, and knowing that she was not located near any residential housing, I pulled over, and asked her if she would like a ride home.
She quickly responded she would! And, was truly happy that I had offered her a ride home.
K loaded up her items in my van. Then, she climbed into the front passenger seat.
It turned out she only lives about five (5) minutes away from where I do. So, it was easy to take her home.
She was truly thankful, and talked about God. This made my heart skip a beat!
We enjoyed some nice conversation, together. Plus, I gave her information on how to contact me.
Before she left my van, she handed me a small gift.
I told K that I didn't need to accept anything from her. I hadn't given her a ride, to be blessed. I had given her a ride, to bless her.
I didn't need any reward for doing this, for being obedient to God's leading. After all, God had placed it on my heart to reach out and help her.
Thinking of this, reminded me of Philippians 2:3-4, "Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others."
What I had done, by giving K that ride, was simply to help her. For I could tell she was suffering with every step in the wind, loaded down by bags. And, I felt badly for her struggling and suffering this way.
She truly touched my heart, through the suffering I could see she was experiencing, in the darkness of the evening, after 9:30 p.m., in that commercial area she was walking away from.
In any case, as she got out of my van to head to her apartment, K insisted I take something from her. It was a large bookmark, that seemed rather cute to me, since it had a few owls on it, and had a question asked at the lower edge: Whooo's been reading my book?
It made me laugh when I saw the question and the owls. After all, I am an author of a book, Love Never Fails You... that is meant to encourage people who are experiencing trials in life and/or grief.
On Tuesday evening, K phoned me. She gave me her phone number, full name and address.
We decided that after this busy week has ended, we'll get together for coffee.
What a blessing it was, to meet up with a fellow sister-in-the-Lord, without even realizing this would be the case, when I stopped to give her a ride.
Thank you, Lord. Thank You.
Until next time...
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