|we take a pic in front of this sign each year, too!|
This waitress is very nice and has seen us say grace before meals, but based on conversations we've had, I don't think she is a believer. (although you never know).
She brought us our food and as we prepared to say grace, Matt felt led to ask her if she needed prayer for anything. She stopped in her tracks and I got all self-conscious. I thought he had made her uncomfortable and was wondering why he couldn't leave the poor lady alone. (not very godly, I know, since the best thing we can ever offer anyone is Jesus....) And the selfish, pregnant human side of me just wanted to eat. (yes, I'm embarrassed to admit this - but that's where I was at)
The woman started crying and said "it's unbelievable that you're asking me this because we just found out that my 11 year old grandson needs heart surgery." we asked for his name and prayed for him before we ate. She was so grateful. I was so humbled. God was so glorified.
It never ceases to amaze me the blessings that we receive and are able to give when we just follow the prompting of the Lord. I just looked at Matt and smiled, knowing that without him and his boldness for the Lord, I would have missed that opportunity and this scared grandmother would have missed the comfort of knowing that her grandson is not out of God's sight.
I look forward to continuing our relationship with her... one meal, one year at a time... being able to tell her that we've continued our prayers for her grandson and hopefully one day hearing he was completely healed.