Special Grocery List

Someone emailed me this. I am sure it did not happen. None the less, the message is an important one to remember.

 


 

Louise Redden, a poorly dressed lady with a look of defeat on her face,
walked into a grocery store.

She approached the owner of the store in a most humble manner and asked if
he would let her charge a few groceries.

She softly explained that her husband was very ill and unable to work, they
had seven children and they needed food.

John Longhouse, the grocer, scoffed at her and requested that she leave his
store at once.

Visualizing the family needs, she said: ‘Please, sir! I will bring you
the money just as soon as I can.’

John told her he could not give her credit, since she did not have a charge
account at his store.

Standing beside the counter was a customer who overheard the conversation
between the two. The customer walked forward and told the grocer that he would
stand good for whatever she needed for her family. The grocer said in a very
reluctant voice, ‘Do you have a grocery list?’

Louise replied, ‘Yes sir.’ ‘O.K’ he said, ‘put your
grocery list on the scales and whatever your grocery list weighs, I will give
you that amount in groceries.’

Louise hesitated a moment with a bowed head, then she reached into her
purse and took out a piece of paper and scribbled something on it. She then laid
the piece of paper on the scale carefully with her head still bowed.

The eyes of the grocer and the customer showed amazement when the scales
went down and stayed down.

The grocer, staring at the scales, turned slowly to the customer and said
begrudgingly, ‘I can’t believe it.’

The customer smiled and the grocer started putting the groceries on the
other side of the scales. The scale did not balance so he continued to put more
and more groceries on them until the scales would hold no more.

The grocer stood there in utter disgust. Finally, he grabbed the piece of
paper from the scales and looked at it with greater amazement.

It was not a grocery list, it was a prayer, which said:

‘Dear Lord, you know my needs and I am leaving this in your hands.’

The grocer gave her the groceries that he had
gathered and stood in stunned silence.

Louise thanked him and left the store. The other customer handed a
fifty-dollar bill to the grocer and said; ‘It was worth every penny of it.
Only God Knows how much a prayer weighs.’

 


 

Only God knows the weight of what is prayed for. Do not forget that prayer matters – both to God and to others, yourself included.

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2 Responses

  1. wow!

    Thanks for that message.

  2. This blog’s great!! Thanks :).

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