As I moved today through a long drive thru line at Chick-Fil-A and having just ordered large thinking the snow might block me in for days; I heard a young man say, “the lady before you paid your bill.” Whoa, humbling and I cried. I’ve heard of this but to emotionally feel the joy of heart and hand touched me in a special way. I had just worked with my friend, Debi, packaging and sending via Fedex- fresh fruit and other to another state where someone is struggling with chemo and seemed to be growing weary. I had them in my heart and prayers wishing healing and cure for cancer would be today. The emotion was hurting me deep when the good deed gave me relief. I sure wish I could of said, thank you, but she drove away. So thank you to all that touched another today.
Did you notice the graces that were woven through your day today?
6 thoughts on “A Good Deed!”
” For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”[Ephesians 2:10]
Seems like your benefactor is fulfilling the commission that Paul wrote above. And her “good deed’ that Christ had already prepared for her to do in your behalf, brings honor, thanksgiving and glory to the Lord Jesus Christ from your lips, Sara, and from those of us who rejoice with you in the lovely gesture that has the fingerprints of the Lord on it.
May He bless her and you in the deed.
That is such a beautiful ‘good deed’ Sara of the lady to be such a channel of blessing! Your account brings this verse to mind, “Before they call, I will answer. While they’re still speaking, I will hear.” Isaiah 65:24
“Did you notice the graces that were woven through your day today?” Yes, I did, many. One of many; I purchased a beautiful item from a small business for a small price and felt such joy from owning the item at that wonderful price, when she threw in other goodies to delight my artist palette.
Psalm 23 so quoted from King David sings in my heart; “Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell…” Hey, I think we build our destiny, following as effect from cause. When we mix our good and mercy with another’s good and mercy out comes the shadow of goodness and mercy and it follows us everywhere we go like our shadow. Take my light from under my basket and shine on…..
I like your model, Sara, of destiny building…it seems in order for the shadow to follow you had to first step out and lead out with goodness and mercy. Love in action.
Yesterday at BSF I was working with young children. They knew their Bible Study of the day so well. They all piped in and thrilled the heart with such knowledge they had gleaned. Then they danced. A number of the boys lagged behind wanting to hug the wall. A little girl of about 2 suddenly in all glee went whirling telling the guys to get with it.
I can only imagine that someday she will be telling others to get with it to help involve someone in some good deed like the lady. She is surely starting at age 2 in that direction.
Rena, sounds like with your children you have hand-heart good deeds in action at all times. Bless the Little Children, O Lord….