A SPECIAL GROCERY LIST


         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'll 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."

        May you always walk with Angels. God Bless You!

Author Unknown - Shared by Dr. Gloria Jo Floyd

 

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