Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It's a God Thing.......

That's what keeps replaying in mind. It's what a lady at Walmart said yesterday...... something that brought tears to my eyes...

I'd seen the lady walking across the aisle at one point. But I had no idea she was going to be behind me in the checkout line. Here's the story.......

I went to Walmart with $15.00 cash to buy bottle liners and some jarred baby food, and another thing or so for Justin. I needed milk and eggs. Then I saw some other things I needed and knew that I could use my debit card for the rest. It wouldn't be that much. I needed dog food and some cream for this crazy skin problem that my husband and I have.

Well, after I put the dog food in the cart, I decided to double check to make sure I knew where my debit card was. hmmm. No debit card. Not the one from the particular bank that actually had money in it. I had another debit card but I didn't know at that moment how much THAT bank account had in it. Probably nothing.

So, I started putting the dog food back, the creams back, etc. I thought, "OK, this should still be covered by the $15.00 cash.

I got to the register and I watched my bill go to $19.

Uh-oh. I gave the cashier my $15 and pulled out the debit card that I was really unsure of. And sure enough, the cashier quietly slipped me a piece of paper from the register that let me know it wouldn't take that card.

I gave her back $4.00 worth of groceries which happened to be the milk and eggs. She was giving me back 9 cents when the lady that I'd seen earlier and who HAPPENED to be about 4 behind me, came all the way up to me and told me that she'd buy what I had to put back.

I looked at her and told her she didn't have to do that. She said "It's ok, it's a God thing...."

At that moment, my eyes started puddling and I was trying to hold back, but the tears slipped out anyway.

She told me to just pull forward and when she paid for her things she'd pay for mine.

I waited for a while because like I said, she was about 3-4 people behind me. It's hard to imagine how she saw everything that happened between me and the cashier from that distance. And for that matter, I was trying to keep it low-key.

Anyway, she told the cashier she was paying for what I couldn't and the lady rang up the items. I slowly reached for my bags. She said for me to go ahead and take them. It was alright.

She looked at me so confident and bold and glowing and said to me these words: God loves you! He will always provide for you. You just raise your boys right." I hugged her and felt like I'd known her forever. All I could do was thank her several times. I couldn't say anything else.

I don't know her name, but I do know that we had a God thing going on...........

He does provide. He provides the way He wants to in His time.


ThreeGirlyGirls said...

That is incredible!!! Praise the Lord for that woman's obedience!! I LOVE to hear stories of how God shows up in the strangest ways....even the check out line! Imagine what a testimony that was to the other's around you and the cashier! Thanks for sharing this!!

Maria said...

I stumbled upon your blog via 5MinutesForMom.com.. That's an amazing story! :) Praise God for the woman! It's so true though, God does provide, doesn't He?!, and as ThreeGirlyGirls said, what an awesome testimony that must have been for the people around you!

ThreeGirlyGirls said...

Just checking on you my friend. How is life going??? I haven't hear from you in awhile! Just wanted to say hey!