Sweetheart of the Rodeo
- Jul 20, 2016
A friend forwarded an email with stories of wisdom from children. I have no idea about the source but this one brought a few tears to my eyes for two reasons. Not only is it a lovely story about the innocence of a child, but I recalled something my grandmother would say - Angels Unaware. It was a reference to Hebrews 13:2, which said to be kind to others as we may be with angels although we do not know it. She then explained that she saw it a slightly different way - that in being kind to others, we are acting as angels even though we may not be aware of it. My grandmother was a wonderful lady - kind to all. I imagine she was an Earth Angel.
An eye witness account from New York City, on a cold day in December, some years ago: A little boy, about 10-years-old, was standing before a shoe store on the roadway, barefooted, peering through the window, and shivering with cold.
A lady approached the young boy and said, 'My, but you're in such deep thought staring in that window!'
'I was asking God to give me a pair of shoes,' was the boy's reply.
The lady took him by the hand, went into the store, and asked the clerk to get half a dozen pairs of socks for the boy. She then asked if he could give her a basin of water and a towel. He quickly brought them to her.
She took the little fellow to the back part of the store and, removing her gloves, knelt down, washed his little feet, and dried them with the towel. By this time, the clerk had returned with the socks.. Placing a pair upon the boy's feet, she purchased him a pair of shoes..
She tied up the remaining pairs of socks and gave them to him.. She patted him on the head and said, 'No doubt, you will be more comfortable now.'
As she turned to go, the astonished kid caught her by the hand, and looking up into her face, with tears in his eyes, asked her. 'Are you God's wife?'