Bravely, I decided to take my garbage out to the dumpster at the end of my court this morning at 7 a.m. It was still mostly dark out, and I figured no one would see me sneaking down there in my housecoat. But I watched as this figure of a young man bee-lined across the street and began walking towards me.
Great. Someone’s going to see me in my housecoat. I hope it’s nobody I know. I think my hair is going in about 6 different directions right now.
When I could finally see it was a young boy obviously on his way to the bus stop, back pack in tow, he yells out to me, “Ma’am, I can take that garbage to the dumpster for you!” He went out of his way to cross the street to be kind to me.
Wow. This is unusual!
We had a very short chat. I asked him where he lived and he pointed to the trailer park down the street. His back pack was unzipped and he didn’t know it, so I zipped it for him. As he walked away I said, “Thanks, young man. That was very kind of you!”
“Thanks for zipping my backpack up! That was also very kind of YOU!” he replied.
What a sweet way to begin my day. I feel as if I had my morning devotional before opening my devotional book 😉
PS) Never judge anyone by their zip code. Kudos to his Mama for raising him to be a gentleman.
PSS) I know a man who came from a really bad zip code (Nazareth), and He was a KING! Still is, and always will be!
The next day, Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, “Follow me.” Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote – Jesus of Nazareth the son of Joseph.”
“Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked. “Come and see,” said Philip. John 1:43-46