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Amber told me about her day at the salon today.
She was sitting at the front desk and an elderly lady came in – as fast as she could – asking if Amber could rush outside and help her (also elderly) sister. That one was trying to come up the ramp with a walker and was quickly losing the battle from being tired. Of course, the first lady did not know Amber lacked the agility of her apparent youth.
But Amber did the best she could to get outside in a hurry. Although it is a small ramp and a short one at that, the lady didn’t seem to know how to use the brakes and the walker was backing up on her. Amber grabbed the front bar to stabilize herself, reaching over to lock one of the brakes and next the other. She told the lady to sit down on the seat to catch her breath. The following conversation ensued:
“Young lady, how did you learn to handle a walker like that? I thought it was going to run me over!”
“It’s a long story.”
“For a time I was in a wheel chair, and for a longer time I was in a walker. Now, I don’t need either one, but my heart goes out to those who do.”
“What happened to you?”
“I was hit by a big dump truck. It changed my life, but I can walk now and raise my son again.”
“How do you control your anger against that driver.”
“I don’t have any.”
“Huh?? You’ve forgiven him?”
“Well, I still struggle with the forgiven part, but I just don’t have anger. Besides, I know God forgives us, including me. He has given me a peace in life.”
“Oh, darling, you just made my day!”
Whatever trial given you, God will use it to bring you closer to Him and make you a blessing to others. There’s just something special about 2 Corinthians 1:4