Faith Stories: I Feel Like It’s Christmas
“I feel like it is Christmas,” she exclaimed. Except it wasn’t December, and we weren’t standing in front of a sparkling Christmas tree with beautifully decorated gifts. We were looking at her choices of items from the Food Pantry.
Tears welled in my eyes as I thought of my well stocked pantry at home. Now I was walking with her pointing out that she could have peanut butter or jelly, sugar or flour, etc. She kept remarking how she felt she was really shopping! She never stopped smiling and she was so gracious.
The Food Pantry serves as hope to many in south Baton Rouge. But that day this joyful woman, who was so happy to receive milk, bread, rice, and beans to feed her family of five, filled me with hope that I could spend more time thanking God for the many blessings in my life and less time worrying.
Lord, grant me faith to trust You in my day to day life knowing that in all times and in all places You are there. Amen.