It was an ordinary day. Trent and I had just finished dinner and headed to Walmart to pick up a few items for a project he was working on.
As I waited for him to get out of the car I noticed a man pushing someone in a wheelchair. They were in the next aisle over and, although it was dark and they weren’t very close, I could tell that the person in the wheelchair was almost a lifeless form. It appeared to be a female (possibly his wife, I thought).
At that moment my heart hurt for them – it wasn’t an ordinary hurt. Although I have no idea of their circumstances, I imagined how much that man must have loved that woman to take her to the store. Just getting her in and out of the car had to be a lot of work!
Normally I would feel sorry for them but at this moment I was saddened because of all that I have and all that I take for-granted! That could be me in that wheelchair and Trent pushing me along. Instead, we had just enjoyed dinner together and were headed into the store – walking.
There are times when I think that my problems are the biggest in the world. I’m sure there are tons of people that would gladly trade shoes with me if even for a day. If I shared my “problems” with them they’d probably laugh in comparison to theirs.
Isn’t it amazing how a brief moment can change our thinking? With tears streaming down my face I said a quick prayer of blessing over this couple.
As Trent and I walked into the store I couldn’t help but cling a bit tighter when he held my hand and say a prayer of thanks to the Lord for all that He’s blessed us with!
No matter what you’re going through in this life, it could be a lot worse!
Have you ever had an a-ha moment like the one I described above?