I took Mom to the doctor yesterday and dropped her off at the door while I parked the car. It was windy here in this neck of the woods and I was trying to brace myself from the wind (not that I in any way think I would get blown away....too much junk in the trunk for that to happen)....but I noticed a gentleman walking ahead of me on crutches and he had only one leg. The pants leg of his missing leg was pinned up. I'm not sure why, but I started talking to him as we crossed the road headed to the hospital....just about the weather....but I felt such a connection with this gentleman. I really tried to look him in the eyes as we talked....but I did notice others ignoring him, or glancing at him and looking away. As we entered the hospital, there was an automatic door and I waited a bit so he could catch up with me because I wanted to hold open the inside door, where my Mom was waiting on me. I held the door open for them both and this man said something to me that just really touched my heart. He thanked me....but then he said that most people wouldn't hold the door open for him. Please know that this post isn't because I did something so simple as to hold a door open for somebody....absolutely not. It made me wonder how many times in my life did I possibly do the very same thing....just glance at the person who had an injury, or a disability, or skin color different than mine and just walk away pretending not to notice.
Made me sad!
But, more than that....I knew that it made God sad, too!
I told the gentleman that I might need somebody to help me someday!!!
And, if....or, when that happens.....
....I hope God sends somebody who notices!!!
Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers,
for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!
In HIS Most Precious L♥ve....and with mine, too!!!
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