By George Kimando
Are You God’s Wife? This very first sentence of the following article sent to me by a friend arrested my curiosity.
It’s a simple story, but carries tremendously profound lessons to what humanity should be all about, and the true presentation of God in us.
According to the story reportedly written by Leo Buscaglia, one cold day in December some years ago, a little boy, about 10 years old, was standing before a shoe store on the roadway, barefooted, peering through the window, and shivering with cold.
An elderly lady approached him and said, ‘My, but you’re in such deep thought staring in that window!’
‘I was asking God to give me a pair of shoes’, was the boy’s reply.
The lady took him by the hand, went into the store, and asked the clerk to get half a dozen pairs of socks for the boy. She then asked if she could get a basin of water and a towel. These were quickly brought to her.
She took the little boy to the back part of the store and, removing her gloves, knelt down, washed his little feet, and dried them with the towel.
She then placed a pair of socks upon the boy’s feet, and purchased for him a pair of shoes.
She tied up the remaining pairs of socks and gave them to him. She patted him on the head and said, ‘No doubt, you will now be more comfortable.’
As she turned to go, the astonished child caught her by the hand, and looking up into her face, with tears in his eyes, asked:
‘Are you God’s wife?’
She turned to the clerk to get her receipt so that the boy would not see her tears and said, “No son, I am just one of His children.”
He hugged her leg and said, “I knew that you were kin to Him.”
That was, in my view, the deepest take away lesson, and which i wish to share with you. How many lives do I touch in a way that make people wonder if I am directly related to God? How about you?
In our daily, ordinary lives, would those we interact with be left with a ‘that’s Gods kin’ conviction about us?
The lady in the above story didn’t expend much financially, but see how profoundly she touched a life! We don’t have to be extremely materially endowed to impact lives positively.
Our world really needs a lot more of God’s children who truly live like His kin; right from our families, work places, places of worship, in social places, on the streets…everywhere.
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”
In the current political dispensation with an election in about ten days and a heated electioneering period, how much of Gods kinship are you and i demonstrating, especially to those of a contrary opinion than ours?
Let’s try a challenge this week. In every situation you find yourself in, would you leave satisfied that you made an impression of Gods kin?
Have a God’s kinship Sunday, and a great week ahead.