A Precious Memory

A number of years ago my life fell apart. I struggled to get through each day the best way that I could, at night I would call out to God. There were times when I begged him to take me home because I couldn't stand the pain I was going through.

During that time a woman I worked with came over to my desk one day, with her walkman queued up to this song. As I listened, I struggled to hold back my emotions, overwhelmed by the love of God, and of the kindness of this woman to reach out to me.

I want to encourage you to step out when you see someone hurting, because you don't know what kind of an effect you will have. This simple gesture touched my heart in such a deep place. This woman, who so many years ago stepped out, has be come my very best friend. I cherish her more than she can imagine, and I thank her for stepping out.

5 comments:

Joanne said...

Everything matters, everything counts. Even the seemingly smallest of gestures.

Angie Ledbetter said...

What a lovely friendship. Glad you have it! I enjoy Point of Grace music. Sending hugs to you for a good week.

Melissa Marsh said...

I'm so glad that God led her to you. He knew what you needed, and He provided!

Janna Qualman said...

Hi, Linda. Thanks for visiting my blog. I should have come to your velvet room sooner; I like it here. :)

Thank you for this post. This month has been one of the most emotionally and physically draining of my life, with too many things coming at me. I've struggled to remind myself that others have their challenges, too, and we all have to forge ahead. He always gets us through. Often through the help of others.

Sal said...

What a lovely post. I can see I am going to have to become a subscriber here, as everything I read I love! I am so glad you found a lovely friendship, just by this lady reaching out. Often folks don't know how this simple act can affect others.
God Bless.
sal