A plain-looking woman with a saddened expression entered a supermarket, her heart tight with worry.
Approaching the store owner, the woman humbly asked him if she could take some needed food items and pay for them later. She revealed her desperate situation in a soft voice; her husband was seriously ill and unable to work, they had seven children to support and they badly needed food.
The store owner, seemingly unfazed by her plight, ordered guards to remove the woman from the store. Despite this, the woman persisted, motivated by concern for her family:
“Please, I will pay as soon as possible,” she pleaded.
The owner firmly stated his inability to extend credit to a stranger. Near the entrance to the store, a customer was listening attentively to the conversation taking place.
The observant customer intervened and expressed interest in the woman’s dietary needs, which went unnoticed by the owner. In an unexpected turn of events, the store owner called the woman again and asked, “Do you have a shopping list?” To which she responded in the affirmative.
“Okay, put your list on the scale, and whatever it weighs, I’ll give you that much food,” he offered. After a brief hesitation, the woman scribbled on a piece of paper and, with trepidation, placed it on the scale.
As he did so, the scale dipped instantly, as if a heavy object had been placed on it. The store owner and customer looked on in amazement.
Confused by the result, the owner started placing the food on the other side of the scale. However, no matter how much I ate, the scale refused to balance. Unable to understand the situation, the store owner picked up the piece of paper, suspecting some form of deception.
What he discovered left him stunned. It was not a shopping list but a prayer. The words say, “Lord, the Lord knows my needs, I leave this situation in your hands.” »
Overwhelmed by the woman’s deep faith, the store owner gave her all the food that was piled up on the scale. A silence filled the room as the woman, carrying the food, left the store.
This moving tale not only captivates hearts, but also serves as a powerful reminder of the unfathomable strength of faith and the impact of kindness.
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