Going to the grocery store without any money isn’t something I normally do, but that’s exactly what happened today. Asking the produce guy, Michael , to store my grapes and other items until I returned to the store in 30 minutes , seemed like a reasonable request. But Michael wasn’t having it.
You really don’t have any money, ” he said. “Not even Apple Pay?
“Sorry, I switches purses and left all my money at home, I said.”
I wasn’t sure if Michael believed me, but it seemed like this was going to be a hassle for the store , so I would just put my items back and return later . But before I could do that , Micheal said I could leave the store without paying for the groceries. I was almost speechless! Michael said I could pay the store back the next time I was in the neighborhood, and he walked me out the door.
I was in complete shock of the kindness of this stranger . Walking out the store with groceries you didn’t pay for is unheard of. But Michael cared enough to listen and show kindness.
As it says in 2. Peter 1:3 “God has given us everything we need to live a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.”
I never expected to need free groceries today, but I’m so thankful that God had given us everything I needed!
What acts of kindness have personally touched your life in a big way?