She stood in front of me at the checkout with cash in her hand. I could tell by the look on her face she miscalculated the amount of groceries with the money she had. Embarrassed she asked the cashier to put back the bread, then the sugar, then the cottage cheese. I could already feel the compassion welling up inside of me. I knew I had to help her.
After wards while she was bagging her groceries it was my turn. I told the cashier I would pay for those items she had put back. He did then pushed them down her way telling the lady I bought them. She was stunned. I wanted to hide. I just didn’t want her to know what I did. But now I stood face to face with her also bagging my groceries.
“That was kind of you.” she said. “You are welcome” I answered. “That was extremely kind.” she responded. Then we chatted a while about how everyone in the world should help each other out, how much better our lives would be. Later at home I remembered this proverb.
“Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.” pro. 19:17
Can you imagine lending to the Lord! Finally I can do something for Jesus! After all he has done so much for me. He gave me eternal life, washed away my sins, and gave me the Holy Spirit. I love this truth that I can lend to the Lord by simply being kind to the poor. Then the rest of that verse says he will reward you. The original meaning is that he will pay you back. So not only can you do something for Jesus but he will pay you back!
You have nothing to lose, so why not help others in need?
wife, author, pastor