There is an older man(76) who shops where I work, he comes in the store maybe once a week or two times, maybe not at all. I always say hello and he smiles and says good morning back, he will ask where something is and I will walk him to the item he is looking for, our conversation is never anything more. I knew this man was different. I've tried to figure his life out, if he was married , if his wife past away, if he had children, grandchildren, and if he had the Lord in his life. Well on this Friday morning he came walking down where I was working, we said good morning and then the conversation began and went on for over 40 minutes. By the time we were done with our conversation we both had tears in our eyes.
He was married for 35 years he had 3 girls and a boy, the boy was the fourth child. He told me he always wanted a son, but that this son was not his, that his wife had an affair. He said he loved her so much that he raised this boy as his own son and promised his wife he would not say a thing. The son never knew until he was in his twenties. Now he does not speak to this the man that fathered him because of this secret that he promised his wife that he loved so much. He told me that he kept this a secret because he is a man of his word. His wife left him 10 years ago, for another man. He said to me I was faithful to her all of our 35 years of marriage, oh how I loved her. He said he knew God had a purpose and was still learning this. He knew that God did not want him to hurt anymore.
This man has wrote 3 books and is writing his fourth now. He told me it is the Lord that keeps me going, it is the Lord that helps me get out of bed in the mornings. He proceeded to tell me about some of his aches and pains and that he knew he was getting to the end, but he said, it's Gods plan.
I sympathised with him as he told me his story, and I told him that I live everyday for the Lord, he said I knew you were different, he knew I had the Lord in my life.
When somebody ask me what I do for a living I tell them I work at a grocery store but I'm still trying to decide what I want to be when I grow up. But I'm grow up now and I thank the Lord everyday for my job that I love and have had for 30 years, and for the people who have touched my heart over the years like this man did on this Friday morning. And for the man that I met at work 20 years ago who I now call my husband, it was God's plan.
Lord, I pray that you be with this man and help him with this pain that he has carried for so many years. I pray that you bless him with good health as he gets older. Lord I knew he had you in his life what a gracious man he was, what a humble man he is. Continue to watch over him and bless him Lord.
It's in your name that I pray ,