Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
An Unlikely Pair
My friend Syl was a young 65
year old beautiful widow, having lost her husband two years ago to a heart
She was faithful to her church
and each week she and some of her girl friends met for lunch.
Her deceased husband had left her his small
cottage and retirement checks kept her comfortable.Because her adult children lived near by and she washappy to be single and to enjoy life.
One day there was a knock at
her door and when she opened it, there stood a short pudgy balding man who handed
her a watermelon.He shyly said, “I
thought you might enjoy this nice ripe melon,” and he left.
Syl was frightened and immediately
while still shaking, she phoned her Pastor and told him what had just happened.
Pastor said, “I think I know
who he is.His name is Homer and he
attends our church.There is no need to
be scared of him.”
As she thought back, yes, she
did remember seeing this man in church, but had paid him absolutely no
A week later this man showed
up at her door, this time with a large basket of strawberries.Syl thanked him and gently shut the door,
while she ran to phone her Pastor again, and tell him this man was stocking
Pastor assured her, that the
man meant no harm.He recently lost his
wife to cancer and he enjoys doing good deeds.Pastor’s words calmed my friend, but she was still wary and cautious.
On the Saturday before
Mother’s day the man showed up again, this time with a flowering plant that she
could later replant in her garden.
next day was Mother’s day, and a group from church went out to a restaurant for
lunch and this man found a seat next to Syl.As they talked, they discovered they had a lot in common and they became
Homer needed a wife, and now
the courting began in earnest and soon he won her heart and they were married.
They are happy, but I must
say, they are an unlikely pair.
This is a true story and only the names have been edited.
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