Something happened yesterday that had an impact on me. I was out bargain shopping. . . (okay, I went to Goodwill) I was looking for old vhs that we did not have in our library. I was annoyed by a gentle man that was leaning over the bins of videos and could not get to them. With him was a quite older fellow that had parkinson's disease. How did I know? The man leaning over the videos was talking to him about it and the older fellow was quite humble but explained how difficult and painful it was to get around. At first, I was annoyed because I thought they should have this conversation somewhere else. I left the area and was about to leave but for some reason, I returned one last time to the videos to see if maybe I could reach them from the other side of the table. When I got there, the man leaning over the videos was praying, out loud, for the elderly fellow. He asked Heavenly Father to bless him, to sustain him, to help him. It occurred to me that the Preacher, (I will call him ) was blessing him. The preacher talked to Heavenly Father and said, "We now that thou art great, that thou art God." He was pleading his cause for this elderly man. As he was praying it touched my heart.
1) because he was not embarassed to be calling on God in public
2) because it appeared that a stranger stopped to aid the sufferer.
2) because I realized that although they did not belong to the same church as I, they were praying to the same God that I believe in , both using Faith that the man would receive blessings.
It was a scene that I will never forget. I only hope I can be like the preacher, blessing the lives of the down trodden and afflicted, even if in my own way.