Sunday, May 18, 2008

You never know when someone will talk...

Yesterday, while filling up the gas tank (ouch - the prices!) an older man that was doing the same in the lane next to me piped up...."I like your sticker"...

On one side of my car I have a sticker that reads, "Prevent Child Abuse". I informed him that this is something that I do for work, or at least I try. He replied, "We need more people like you."

I thanked him. He looked at me and hesitated. I could sense he wanted to talk to me. I waited, sensing God wanted me to be there that very moment. He informed me that he was 71 years old. Taking care of a 5 year old and a 4 year old because of that very "thing".

I told him, "We need more people like YOU."

I hope more people tell him that....

We spoke for a few moments about the epidemic of child abuse in our area...he was very sad about the situation - we didn't get very personal - that wasn't the purpose of God putting the two of us together at the gas station yesterday - It was two human beings trying to help victims of child abuse coming together recognizing the devastation in the lives of children - our hearts were drawn to one another -

We both felt we didn't need a lot of words between us - it was in our eyes...