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Come and see what God has done; His awesome deeds for us! Psalm 66:5
22nd November 2020
A true short Testimony, submitted by a River friend:
I would like to share a testimony with you the reader of this story. I was in a supermarket doing my weekly shop, I noticed a lady with three children.
Two girls aged about 7 and 9 years old and a boy in a pushchair. The girls were using the supermarket like a giant playground, it was lovely to watch as their games changed as they went down different isles.
The boy was pleading to be let out so his mother eventually gave in and unstrapped him, he was too young to walk but took great delight in crawling after his big sisters which they all turned into a game of hide and seek.
To see them laughing, playing and enjoying themselves was so lovely to witness.
I was then drawn back to the mother and I noticed that she was buying only essentials, bread, milk, fruit and veg.
None of the children asked her for any crisps or sweets as children often do.
So anyway I get to the checkout and this lady with her three children were in front of me.
All of her items were scanned and she went to pay with her card but entered the wrong pin.
She tried again and again it was declined.
The cashier said "this is your last attempt, if this does not work you will have to put everything back."
The lady tried again but the card was declined.
She understandably started to feel embarrassed but she was looking at her children and then staring at her groceries.
I then stepped forward and quietly said to the cashier." I will pay for her. "The cashier then said to the lady, "this man has just paid your bill so you can take your shopping. " The lady then turned to me and in broken English said, "why have you done this?" I replied "I am treating you how I would like to be treated and I would like to bless you."
She thanked me and left the store with her much needed shopping. The cashier remarked that what I had done was so kind and generous.
My shopping was scanned and I paid for my shopping, it wasn't until I got home and looked at my receipt that I realised the cashier had given me staff discount on every single item I had bought.
“Give generously and generous gifts will be given back to you, shaken down to make room for more. Abundant gifts will pour out upon you with such an overflowing measure that it will run over the top! Your measurement of generosity becomes the measurement of your return.”