Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Raining Grace

It was pouring rain.  We were sitting in the local yogurt shop when she saw him.... an elderly man loading his groceries in his trunk and getting soaked.  She verbalized how she wanted to run out and help him.  I said no.  He was about 12 cars back in the parking lot.  She sat staring.  I just went on with my yogurt and chattered on with her sister.  Finally she said, "He made it.  He just pulled out."  I had forgotten about him.

Then we went to the grocery store next door.  I was bustling around the produce grabbing what was on my list and more.  She pulled my buggy over so the elderly lady would have room to get through.  She noticed, I didn't.  And then she said, "I think God wants me to minister to old people.  I love old people.  I get them."

I should have let her go to him.... and help him load his groceries.  I should have gone with her.

Oh, the things our children teach us. 


  1. You have Grace-filled children. I think that's so beautiful.

  2. Listening to a child's heart can teach us so much. Everything they do seems to be a lesson of some kind. I want to pay close attention so I don't miss anything.

    Your words are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Precious! How wonderful she is looking and listening to how God wants her to minister for Him. A lesson for all of us!

  4. What an incredibly beautiful post! I adore your daughter's heart, the way she's tuned to God's leading, or maybe because I'm an old person . . . I expect it's both. I followed your link from a holy experience and I'm so glad I did. I'm going now to become your newest follower. ♥

  5. "tearing up eyes" must be catching, cause that's what happened when i read this:)