Thursday, June 13, 2013

Little Offerings of Love




I was stuck in the mall for a couple of hours when my car had unexpected delays in the oil change, due to an unfortunate stripped oil pan screw. While wandering through the food court (less expensive than wandering through the shoe department), I saw an elderly couple sitting at a table near the main doors. The gentleman was reading a paper and sipping coffee, and the woman was crocheting little crosses. Dozens of finished little bookmark crocheted crosses were in front of her with a sign that said, "Free. Take one!"

I was enthralled. I stopped at their table, and they both looked up with sweet, smiling faces.
"You crochet crosses to give away!" I exclaimed.
"Well, it is so hot outside," she said, as though that explained it.
"What a wonderful ministry!" I said.
"Oh no, we are from Connecticut, and are visiting our daughter. It is so hot out, we thought we would come sit in the nice cool mall, have lunch, and this is just a way to pass the time."
She had dangling crosses in her ears, and a cross necklace. She smiled at me with the face of an angel.
"It is very pleasant here," added her husband.
"Well God bless you!" I said, "I would love one of these. May I have one? I want to remember you both and this wonderful thing you do."
"Of course! Pick any color. I don't have many pink left. All the little girls want pink."
"I want green. That's my favorite color. Thank you so much and God bless you for what you are doing!"
"Have a blessed day," she said smiling as I took my little cross and headed out into the heat to walk back to the car repair shop.

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The King will answer and say to them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.' (Matthew 25:40 NASB)





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