KOH2RVA: Day 333

dress up shoesI got this email from Steve Blanchard a few days ago and wanted to share it with (all seven of) my readers.  It’s a short one, but a good one:

I heard a story today from a volunteer that really impressed upon me the Kingdom. This past week, in our clothes closet, a lady came in need of a pair of size 10 shoes. Our volunteers began trying to find a pair to no avail. The volunteer who had escorted her to the clothes closet overheard and said, “You need a size 10?  I wear a size 10,” and proceeded to remove her shoes and offer them to the lady in need. Fortunately, a few moments later, the clothes closet volunteers found a pair of size 10 shoes that fit perfectly so our volunteer was able to keep her shoes, but what an act of selfless love to offer the shoes off her feet to one in need. On top of that, she did not want her name mentioned so that no credit would go to her. The Kingdom at work behind the scenes!

Steve Blanchard
Minister of Christian Compassion
Richmond’s First Baptist Church

 

2 thoughts on “KOH2RVA: Day 333

  1. I’m going to go through my closet to see if any of my size 10’s can go to the closet. I forget about things like this. What a great story. Reminds me of the widow’s mite. Thanks to Steve for sharing.

  2. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me….And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’

    Matthew 25:35-36 and 40, New Revised Standard Version

    I guess we can add the following to the above scripture. For I needed size 10 shoes and you offered me your size 10 shoes. The unnamed person in the story definitely brought the Kingdom of Heaven to Richmond, Virginia on that occasion.

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