Grocery List

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  1. Sarah61212

    Sarah61212 Silver IL'ite

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    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.' Prayer is one of the best free gifts we receive. There is no cost but a lot of rewards.

    So dear heart, trust God to heal the sick, provide food for the hungry, clothes and shelter for those that don't have as we do. Amen & Amen

    God Bless You!
     
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  2. rgsrinivasan

    rgsrinivasan IL Hall of Fame

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    Such stories tell us the power of prayer as well as the unshaken faith one has in the Lord, Sarah. I was moved reading it. Thanks for sharing. -rgs
     
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    AkilaMani Local Champion Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    An amazing story teaching us the power of faith!! Thank you Sarah!!

    Akila
     
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    Sarah61212 Silver IL'ite

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    BubblyBuddy Junior IL'ite

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    Faith in God and constant prayers can make miracles... Very nice story.
     
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    Prayer is life's greatest time saver
     
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    imageofgod New IL'ite

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    prayer brings victory... ! Good one Sarah..
     
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    @imageofgod, yeah its soo true
     
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    ideal New IL'ite

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    Thank God that he has put us in a position that is far more better off than that of Lousie. Can we imagine instead of being thankful to him we keep on cribbing for something amiss or the other in our lives.So keeping in mind this beautiful story lets be proud of the situation that we are in and make it a point to be helpful to someone or the other at some point in our lives .
     
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