Church

I guess I can start off by saying I was feeling terrible today. Physically & mentally. I actually texted my daughter and asked her what she was doing and she said she was going to church. I said when, she said at 11:45AM. Well, I don't know much bout church bc I haven't gone since I was 3 or 4 yrs old. I have God in my heart w/o a doubt but just never went to church. Ok, Im sure you get that picture. Well, this church has different services and the 11:45 AM one is the last one. So they had refreshments & food after the service but my daughter didn't want to go. So I took here home. I actually went back. I was looking for someone to talk to like a priest or pastor(not sure which but one of them). So I go back in & there is a priest, father, pastor sitting on a couch and I decide to sit. Thinking maybe if I could just get a second but he had another woman sitting in chair next to him just a talking away. I thought to myself, nope, fat chance. On the other side of me is another chair. A nice lil older man. So I ask him his name and in the same breath he has a name badge on, Joe. We chat for little bit and I tell him I am going thru a divorce (papers signed but judge doesn't sign off until thursdays-idk.) Anyway, i talk lil bought my situation & he tells me to call church, they have ppl I can talk to. I was so relieved. Well, he keeps telling me to get something to eat. I told him I was ok. Well, I decide to go get a drink. So I got tea. Came back and he told me his gdaughter going thru divorce and that the ex isn't paying his stuff to her right. So we chat more & his wife is sitting at a table that is full and she turns around and notices us chatting. She introduces him to another person and Joe continues to eat. So he has already told me prolly 3-4 times to eat so I go thru the line and get food. Sit back down and we talk bout how I have two jobs and he was like you don't need to work two jobs. I think to myself prolly not but until I have some cash saved I will do what I must. i asked him how long he has been married and he tells me 50 yrs last month, Joe said they grew up together. I thought in my head, how beautiful. Well, Joes  wife turns around and gets up and tells him she wants to get their marriage blessed. joe said what. So she makes a joke bout it to me and I smile. Joe pays no attention to her and continues to eat. Well, Joe is finally done eating and his wife taps table tells him to go sit with her but before he does he goes get a cup of coffee. He stops back by me and tells me to call the church. They will help me out bc this church has lots of money. Never once did I think of that kind of help but I only wanted to speak to someone. Its amazing how God works in mysterious ways. I feel so much better walking out the doors then walking in them. 

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Comments (6)

  1. bluevader

    Yes, God does work in the most miraculous and unexpected ways, and he is Love.

    June 29, 2015
    1. showerstoflowers

      I do agree. My heart isn’t so heavy. I can still feel the sadness in my face but I am trying to be strong.

      June 30, 2015
      1. bluevader

        God bless you, I am certain that he guided you last weekend, and I have absolutely no agenda at all to try to convince you of anything or evangelise to you – I think that would be inappropriate of me – I will just say, like thedilatorywriter below, that I am glad you found some connection with some people and I am glad you had the bravery to follow your heart into an unusual situation for you. A little kindness goes a long way, and you deserve kindness, that’s for sure.

        June 30, 2015
        1. showerstoflowers

          Thank you. I did follow my heart. It’s been a long time that I have did anything for myself. I think of everybody before myself. I just thought I needed something that day & I found it. It was really nice to sit without the feeling of that weight that has been weighing on my shoulders. Yes, kindness does go a long way, I definitely agree with you & appreciate your kindness.

          July 02, 2015
  2. thedilatorywriter

    Showers, that’s awesome. I’m not a big church person, but there are so many kind people in this world and sometimes the best place to find them is at church. Go back next weekend and keep your heart open. This is a great story and I can actually feel the lightened mood in your writing.

    June 30, 2015
  3. showerstoflowers

    I’m not a church person either, my daughter wanted to go & I just said to her I love God too can I join you? I don’t think she thought that I was going to go pick her up to go & I think it helped her out to go, not me showing up but her actually going. I cried some with the service & held her hand. I do want to go again and pray I don’t have to work.

    July 02, 2015