Today was one of those days when I didn’t know what I was going to write about until the last second. Then, “out of the blue,” God gave me something.
My deadline is always 400PM PST and I was a little panicky in my search for a topic, though the boss is very lenient about the deadline. Okay, he’s a lot lenient.
Nevertheless, I don’t like to take advantage of Peter’s easy-going nature.
Right in mid-search, someone knocks on my door. I’ll spare you my inner monologue in response. I get up to look through my door’s peephole and it’s my upstairs neighbor, Melinda — a very nice lady who never knocks on my door.
“Can you help me?” And before she tells me what she needs help with, I make my deadline excuse.
“Okay, she says, good-naturedly. She’s so nice about it that I feel bad.
“What do you need?”
“Can you help me take my groceries upstairs?”
That I could do. So, I come out into the foyer of the building and there are her two bags on the floor. I pick them up and they’re heavy, but not unsupportable. So, Melinda goes up the stairs in front of me carrying two bags also.
Melinda is a few years older than I am, but she is also more overweight than I am and can barely navigate the short one-flight stairway carrying two bags. But I had no problem whatsoever getting my two up the stairs. I just turned 57.
So, the points of this blurb is this: always help your neighbors, be thankful for your health and, most importantly, that God provides in mysterious ways if you let Him.
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