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Make Me a Blessing

  • July 19, 2018 07:00 pm
  • by: Karen Bartholomew


I woke up with a prayer in my heart. “Jesus, make me a blessing to someone who needs a touch from You this day.”

Give as ‘twas given to you in your need;
Love as the Master loved you;
Be to the helpless a helper indeed;
Unto your mission be true.

The morning rushed by as I headed into town for shopping, and my morning prayer was buried under the “to do” lists. Eventually, I ended up at Sam’s Club. As I headed down the first aisle, I caught a glimpse of a woman in a motorized cart. As I drew nearer, I saw a 24-box collection of Kleenex tissues slide off her lap and onto the floor. When I approached, I asked if I could help. She appreciated the offer and said that she wanted to do some price comparisons of the various brands. I helped her look at the options and in a very short time, she made her selection. I tucked the bulky container in the cart in a place where it could not topple over. 

As I moved back to my cart she said, “Thank you for helping me. I recently had knee-replacement surgery, and this morning I prayed that someone would assist me as I shopped today.” Just like that, my morning prayer came to mind, and I shared that with her.

Here we were two strangers having a hallelujah moment in the Sam’s Club aisle, rejoicing over a God who hears and answers prayer in the most “unsurprising” ways.

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Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church is a Biblical community, in which people from all walks of life join together to worship our amazing God, grow in knowledge and relationship with Jesus Christ,  connect with one another to find acceptance and friendship in the Body of believers, and then scatter to serve the world and our community in order to build God’s Kingdom here on earth.