proceeding the watsky/dumbfoundead concert we decided to go to Viva to get some late night grub. While waiting for our food a woman came up to us and asked us for a ride just down the street to get gas. she seemed desperate and in real need of help, so i agreed to take her to get gas as well as to where her car had died down. upon hearing this the woman was nearly brought to tears from relief and went out to her husband. after getting our food we took them and got them to their car.
sure, it may have been sketchy taking a stranger to their car at midnight, but she seemed very genuine and like someone i could trust. it really makes me blessed to be able to have gas, a car that works and where i dont have to worry and guess how much fuel is left in the car. its the little things, the opportunities you take that can really impact a person. the relief she had was surprising and i was shocked when she nearly cried at a simple “yeah i can take you.”
i guess im writing this as a reminder or reflection upon such an event. i did not know her situation or where she was coming from, but after taking her and her husband i was glad i did. they had walked so far and i couldnt imagine walking that distance especially this time of night. once again i am reminded of what i have been blessed with and continue to find opportunities to extend the love and grace i have been shown by Christ onto others.
July 23, 2012