This is not a story that directly relates to the spirit of the Christmas season; yet it does. A moment in time and a gesture of concern and kindness offer encouragement and hope, often when it is most needed.
It’s a cold and blustery December day in New York City
“Young man, what are looking at so intently in that store window?”
“I was just asking God for a pair of shoes,” the lad replied.
She smiled and reached for his hand. As she led him into the store, she asked the clerk for several pairs of socks for the boy. Then she requested a basin of water and a towel.
The lady took the boy to the back of the store, and, removing her gloves, knelt down and washed his feet, then dried them with the towel. She then put some new woolen socks on the boy’s feet and purchased for him a new pair of shoes.
As a finishing gesture, the lady tied up the remaining pairs of socks and handed the bundle to the youngster.
Gently touching him on the head, she exclaimed, “No doubt, my little fellow, you are more comfortable now.”
As she turned to leave the boy reached for her hand. As tears filled his eyes, he gazed into her face and asked a question that tugged on her heart:
“ARE YOU GOD’S WIFE?”