Mom's Grocery Store Encounter Takes Unexpected Turn

That day at the grocery store, the lines were long and it seemed one family was taking a long time to check out.

One woman, who went to do her grocery shopping, noticed something about the family in front of her at the checkout line who were taking quite a bit of time. The family was struggling to sort the various items in their cart by priority. Non-prioritized items were being returned.

She knew they couldn't afford everything and she couldn't let them keep returning items.

Rachael Scott has three kids of her own, so she knows something about juggling family finances. After an encounter in the supermarket with a family struggling to stay within their budget, she posted to Facebook to relay what had happened:

“I hesitate to post this, but really feel like the Lord wants someone to hear this. This isn’t to make me look good or what I did better than other people. I just want to let Jesus be glorified. I know the Bible talks about don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is giving and I’m hoping I’m not out of line by sharing this.”

“Heading to the grocery store is always an adventure, add three children in the mix and well I believe that ups the adventure level to thrill ride status.
Today armed with my Aldi bags and children we headed into the store to conquer filling the fridge (that stopped working while on vacation) and bare cupboards.”

“I often run in and try to go through as fast as I can and get out. Today was no exception. When we got to the checkout only 2 lines were open and the lines were long. I was trying to pick a line but a lady in front of me was kind of blocking both lanes waiting to see which would be quicker."

"One line had a few people with full carts and the other had one family with 4 kids in line that was sorting out their groceries in a very odd way. The lady in front of me seemed very annoyed and picked the longer line. My kids were getting antsy and starting to get a little loud but I felt the Lord leading me to watch what was happening with the family in front of me.”

"The mom and dad were having the cashier scan one item at a time and tell them the total. The mother was picking thru the piles and picking out items that were needs and not wants. It was obvious they had a very strict budget they had to stay on."

"All the extra treats and popsicle that they picked didn’t fit in the budget. I felt the Lord say buy it. Our family lives well and we have what we need and a enough for extras.”

“I didn’t have a clue what it would cost but I said yes Lord. I spoke up and said go ahead get those the Lord is paying for those extras today. The mom just looked at me. I was trying to not make a big deal and just do it, but I saw one of the little girls wipe tears from her eyes and it almost broke me.”

“So many times we are so busy so distracted we miss these sweet moments. My kids were having a good old time because they KNEW they were getting the things they need and what they wanted as treats. Those children were watching anxiously not sure if they could get the things they wanted."

"I looked at the little girl and said sweet heart the Lord loves you and wants you to have every blessing because every blessing comes from him he owns it all."

"It was quick and simple.”

That kind of action can do more than just make a person's day; it spreads the kind of joy and hope that make the world a better place.

Source: Lift Bump, Little Things
Photos: Fay Observer, Pixabay, Calliope/Flickr, YouTube

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