Thursday, December 20, 2007

A precious moment!

I just had to share about something that just happened to me at the grocery store. The carry out girl was helping load my groceries into my van. She asked - "Will you see all your kids on Christmas?" I said "Yes - as a matter of fact my son is coming home this afternoon". She asked where he was coming from and I told here he was in the army. She stopped loading groceries and asked what his name was and asked what she could pray for him. She then said "Tell Andy that my name is Autumn and I have Downs Syndrome so I work at the store. Tell him I will pray for him." I thought that was so sweet and a good lesson for us. How often do I ask a stranger how I can pray for them and tell them I will? Not often enough.

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14 comments:

A Stone Gatherer said...

Mari, what a sweet story. I know that young lady as well. What an awesome witness!

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

I have to tell you I got choked up when I read that. How awesome. I've seen her there before- what a witness she is!!
What a great reminder to be bold in your faith- and how those little things really touch people- Awesome!

Diane said...

"And when he had taken [the scroll], the four living creatures and the twenty four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls of incense, which are the prayers of the saints." - Revelation 5:8

Thank you for sharing that, Mari!

Melissa said...

That is so cool! I will have to look for her next time I go to the store! What an amazing witness she is, and think of all the people she can come into contact with working at the store!

Perri said...

Just another example of how anyone can serve God. What a precious story.

Mel's World said...

Oh my gosh...that is too sweet!!!! How awesome is it that we can continue to learn, grow, and be impressed by the simplicity of someone "offering to pray" for us or our loved ones.

I love it!

PS - I wear a size 9 on the Ruby Red Slippers, just in case they end up in my stocking! ;)

Bonnie said...

My sister is like this. She does not have Down Syndrome but does have a syndrome similar in that it has to do with one of her chromosomes. It's amazing the things she will talk to people about. ( much like this young lady ) You know, I've thought about it and I don't know that it's necessarily boldness on her part, I think she just more childlike in her faith ... if a child believes something they will tell everyone ! Somewhere along the way to adulthood we loose that. I think my sister, and this young lady you met ... have been blessed in that they HAVEN'T LOST THAT ! And I love it !!

Anonymous said...

We were blessed to have that same young lady carry out our groceries last week. She has such a beautiful spirit about her and what a witness she is. God can use each and everyone of us to make a difference in this world. Let's all remember to pray for Autumn as well. Jean

Nancy said...

I have seen this same little person & she is always smiling or talking to someone. What a blessing she is.

Terri said...

Isn't it great when people can be so bold to proclaim their faith? Sometimes I wish I could be so open!

LeslieW. said...

That is so sweet. What a great holiday moment.

Rebekah said...

How absolutely sweet!!

Laura said...

That is such a cute story. And it makes you realize how little we actually think about other people and stop to pray for them. I am going to work on that.

Pennies In My Pocket said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww that is such a heartwarming story. Blesses the socks off of me. Don't you just love the way God touches you with other people?
~melody~