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A woman buys a homeless woman something to eat and she doesn't feel the least bit sorry to be parted with a little of her money.

If I could do it again, believe me, I would in a heartbeat.

God is very proud of me today.  Eerlier today, while I was on my way to work, I happened to come across a poor beggar woman who looked like she hadn't had a decent meal in quite a while.  She was pitifully scrawny and she was dressed in rags that were once clothes.

She looked hungry.  Very hungry.  She looked up at me, her eyes begging.  I knew exactly what she was thinking:  Lord, I hope this woman gives me a little spare change, maybe a few dollars, so I can eat.

I felt sorry for the woman.  She had to have been in her fifties, but she was probably younger: being homeless does that to a person: it ages you prematurely.  She looked like she was about to cry.

I reached into my purse, where I pulled out three dollars.  I handed the three bills to the woman and told her to get something to eat; she looked like she could use something in her stomach.

When she asked me if she had to repay me, I told her no, she didn't have to.  She probably couldn't afford to anyway; otherwise, why else would she be on the street without a place to call home?  I told her to keep the change.

"God bless you, child!" the woman cried as she flung her arms around me.  I hugged her back, then I wiped the grime/dust from my clothes and then proceeded to make my way to work.

All day long, I kept thinking of that poor homeless woman I'd given the three dollars to.  I was hoping she would at least get a donut, perhaps a cup of coffee; donuts and a cup of coffee weren't that expensive, I surmised.  I said some prayers on her behalf, asking God to intervene in her situation and let other people come to her aid, so she wouldn't have to struggle to find a place to sleep/live or dig around in trash cans to find something that was edible.

While I worried about the woman, I also felt a sense of joy.  God had purposely brought that homeless woman into my life, to see how I would respond.  Well, while most people would have probably dismissed her or ignored her altogether, I decided to "be a blessing" and bring a little bit of God's love into a hurting person's world.

I hoped that I would see the woman again on my way home from work.  Maybe I would; then again, maybe not. Maybe the woman was an angel in disguise; people at church were always talking about "angels unaware" or "entertaining angels"; you never knew where an angel might be.  The homeless woman could have, quite possibly, been an angel in disquise.  I'm just glad I was there to help her in her time of need; maybe as a result of my compassionate/giving haert, I would get a blessing that would be beyond my wildest dreams.

~To be continued.~


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Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 6/29/2011
Karen this story speaks of your kind heart, thank you for sharing
In Christs Love
Michelle~
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 6/29/2011
Your story reminded me of being a child myself and my Mom would say You never know who the stranger is, it could be God Himself you are helping.
Great write Karen.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 6/29/2011
Karen,

What a lovely gesture. I'm sure you appreciated your kindness whether human being down on her luck or God testing you. Looking for to continued.

Mary
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/29/2011
What a blessing this story is, Karen! Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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