yo bam i need u 2 do some 4 me until da 1st
i need u 2 give grace
40 dollars so she can get to work
after half-way discerning the choppy message, my heart sinks. here is a person in need. forty dollars for a tank of gas to get to the job.
i silently-quickly pray. we are late to church and i must hurry the message... tap, tap, tap... quickly the rushed thought into text form.
I'm sorry but you have the wrong number. God bless!
we rush time, hurry to church and the text is soon forgotten hours later.
days later, it is not.
the name listed captures my attention. grace. a word so beautiful, so full of meaning.
a short prayer of thanks before a meal. sense of consideration of others. elegance of expression. state of sanctification by God. disposition of kindness and compassion. to make more attractive by adding.
i think of the two twenty dollar bills in my wallet lately i'd been so reluctant to spend. if i had been face to face with this person, would i be one to show grace and give grace?
looking back now, i regret. my words seem so little, so meaningless. what if i had at least encouraged more? i wish i had thought out more to say.
oppertunites missed, they never come again. (somtimes words just don't seem enough.)
p.s. elisha over at the (official) blog of elisha! sweetly surprised me and said some very unexpected things about me on her blog today. please go show her some love!
p.s.s. me and some dear girls at church made this website for a national competition. would you do us a favor and check it out? (you just might be surprised by what you see.) don't forget to sign the guestbook, please!
mister g and me
simply, melissa ashley