1 John 4:7 (New International Version)
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
This is a heartwarming story I found the other day. I wanted to share it with each of you this Easter season. What a great example of showing God’s love. After all He showed the greatest love on Easter many years ago. Enjoy!
Today was really busy, one day before Easter. At the checkout area one of our new cashiers appeared to be having difficulties with two customers who were arguing a bit back and forth at her register. Her long Easter shopping line slowed to a crawl as the two people, a man in maybe his late twenties with a ‘high and tight’ haircut, and a woman a bit older, with her own cart of merchandise, appeared to be having some kind of disagreement. As I approached from the side to see what the problem was, I heard the woman say something like ‘It’s done. Go in peace and Happy Easter. Have a great day. Now go, go on now!. Happy Easter!’ She was smiling the whole time she repeated it, and I noticed my cashier was grinning, too.
I figured maybe the two customers knew each other, that all was well, so I turned and grabbed a nearby empty cart to push it outside. As I came back in a moment later, the man was heading towards me and the door, not looking at anything in particular, just holding his free hand, the one without a large sack in it, palm up as if to shrug, and say, ‘what the heck just happened???’ as he was shaking his head slowly back and forth. And the look on his face…I couldn’t pin it down! More curious then before, I went back by that register, and found the cashier and the lady still smiling as she in her turn was having her purchases bagged.
I must have looked the question; as the cashier immediately piped up, “Do you know what this lady just did? That guy was a Marine buying a big Easter basket for his family, and she swiped HER credit card before he could and paid for it for him! Thanking him for his service!”
Now, I still don’t know the word for what I was privileged to see in that man’s face as he left, but I do know what the overall effect was, for all four of us – priceless…….!!!!! I’d bet it brought a bit of a grin to your face as well!,
May we always be ready to share God’s love.
Dear Lord we thank You for all that You have done for us. We thank You for the GREAT love you showed in giving everything because You loved us. Help us show that love today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.