Man is crying at gas pump. When woman notices wife hiding face in car, she goes straight to her trunk!
God indeed has his own unique ways of showing his presence and is bound to respond when we are sitting with our life in hand and helplessness in mind. But who becomes the person to show his kindness is the most worth of all. Nicole was one of those counted few who got to be of some god-like help to an old man and his family.
Nicole had been waiting in a gas station and allowing herself a break from work when her eyes caught an old man in the gas station who was looking helpless. Her inquisitive mind made her go towards him and find out what the matter is.
Upon asking she came to know that In the chilling cold of Minnesota, this man was wearing slippers and torn clothes and his family had been in the car and covering themselves up with the little something that was left with them. The old man said “I can’t even provide for my family!”. Nicole instantly put her card into the machine and paid for the old man’s gas bill saying “Jesus Christ, the son of God died to provide for you!” Looking at this the old man’s wife came out of the car to know what is going on.
Upon seeing the woman in torn clothes too and thanking Nicole for her help, Nicole took the lady towards her car and made her pick up clothes which she had to discard sometime soon. The lady ran back to the car and the next thing we know is that their two girl children were also choosing something to wear from the Nicole’s clothes.
The people in the gas station went generous and inspired with this lovely gesture and gifted the old man with a lot of supplies. One old man even gave him his jacket and some strangers gave more of clothes. It is in these tiny gestures that the existence of God is felt.
Nicole has posted on Facebook Page – Love what matters about her this deed and thus become an inspiration for many more such examples to come.
Read her posted words below.
“So I was just on my way to work and I had to stop for gas so I allowed myself some extra time to get to work. When I pulled up to the pump I shut my car off and saw this middle aged man crying looking at the gas pump. I began to wonder what happened with this man and as I got out of my car and looked at him my heart felt like it stopped.
In Apple Valley, Minnesota it is 10 degrees and freezing cold with the wind. This man was wearing flip flops with socks covered in holes. I look at his car and see his wife in the front seat covering her face in her hands and the 2 teenage girls both cuddling under a blanket in the back seat.
I didn’t even think and I went up to the man and said ‘sir is something the matter?’ He looked at me and I could tell he was on the verge of giving up because he didn’t even try to conceal his tears when he said ‘I can’t even provide for my family.’
Without even thinking I put my card in his machine and told him Jesus Christ the Son of God died to provide for you. Fill up. Something, something came alive in him. He was in shock and it was like he forgot how to pump gas.
In that same moment his wife got out of her car, she asked her husband what was going on and he told her I just payed for their gas she started to cry and came around the corner to shake my hand when I saw her pants dirty and torn. I asked her to come to my car.
The airport lost some of my luggage on my way to MInnesota from California and I had to clean out my closet to find stuff to wear and get rid of a lot of stuff all of that stuff that I had yet to give away was siting in the back seat of the car and in the trunk. I opened up my car and told the lady to take what she wanted.
This lady RAN back to her car. I was so afraid I had just embraced her but a moment later her and her two girls were digging through those clothes layering my sweatshirts and shirts and sweat pants over the worn out clothes they had been wearing.
Soon the father had finished pumping the gas and came over. This attracted a little crowd at the gas station. And some older man gave the family a gift card and another middle aged man gave away his jacket to the father. Never in my life did I think I would see this kind of thing happen at a gas station with a handful of complete strangers.
But it gives me hope. That the love of God can be so contagious. That we are not alone in being the change we want to see in the world. That God’s love is greater than anything and we get to be a part of that love changing lives. And HE always provides!”