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Monday, April 21, 2008

A Sweet Man

Matthew 19:30But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.

My local friends will make fun of me because of my Wal-Mart and Dollar Tree trips but here goes anyway. I went to the Dollar Tree today because I was in major need of some Ibuprofen. The DT was slammed. As we proceeded to check out there was a man opening a box full of teddy bears. There were so many little children in the store while we were there. I just assumed that this man, who had to be in his late eighties worked there and did stock or something. He walked up to Morgan and asked her which bear she wanted. Well, of course we couldn't turn down and 80 something year old man trying to sale us a bear for a dollar, or so I thought. When I checked out I hear him say, "no one pay for those bears I am paying for all of them (It was like a $120 dollars worth of bears...that's a lot for the dollar tree." Well, I had already bought Morgans so that was fine but my heart was so blessed by this sweet man. He was so precious. The cashier was so rude and she said that she thought the guy was weird for doing that. I told her that I thought it was one of the sweetest things. Of course it was weird to her because you don't see stuff like that every day. Just like when we are set apart for Christ people will think we are different or weird. Just with his gentle warm spirit, I wouldn't be surprised if he was a believer. Anyway, the same thing happens to us a lot at Wal-Mart. The door greeters that we have made friends with buy Morgan little treats and it is such a sweet blessing. It's people like this man at the DT, or Barbara and Yvonne at Wal-Mart that make me so want to be more like Christ. So many people just can pass them by thinking they are of low position but these people are of great worth and some of the most precious people I know.

5 comments:

StaceyStace said...

I had the sweetest conversation with a cashier at the new Helena Walgreens a few days ago. By the time I left, she had shown me a new greeting card that she liked and we made a connection with her love of dogs and my dad's dog who wouldn't leave his side when he had a stroke recently. A routine stop at the store gave me some perspective.

btw, I tagged you for a meme!

Little Steps Of Faith said...

Hi Jen. So randomly pick you for 7 random things...yea, i know its been awhile.
I love this post. What a sweet man.
I have an old man living next to me who broke his back, he walks around with his head facing the ground, I was warned he was real mean before I moved in; so I made a cake and gave it to him, and he came back over and introduced himself; he is soooo nice.
People judge so easily. Its not What Jesus would do....
I am glad you shared that:)
Love you, and I am getting back into the swing of things again...

bookworman said...

Yesterday at "THE" Walmart a sweet little old man asked for my help in finding a birthday card for his great-grandson. Needless to say, it was my pleasure. What shocked me is that a Walmart "associate" was right there. A younger gal who after seeing me help this man told me he had tried to get her attention but she had ignored him because she thought he looked weird! To me what was weird is that she had that attitude. This man was completely precious. Helping him in the simplest of tasks blessed me, a blessing this girl just let pass her by.

Leigh said...

THat is so sweet. We need more people like this that live as examples of how we should be. Nice story!

Faith said...

What a sweet story!