Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Busy Bees

I had the opportunity to go to the Bishop's storehouse today and get some groceries for someone I visit teach. The program is set up for members who are in need of items when they can't make ends meet in their monthly budget.
The order was taken in early this morning and I was there around 10:30 am. I walked into this quaint little warehouse that look just like a mini market. Right away I was greeted from not one but three helpers. I gave them the name I was picking up for and right away they had the order in their hands. Three volunteers ( busy little bees) started to pull things from the shelves. Canned tomatoes, corn, beans, peaches, spaghetti, personal items, cleaning items, fresh veges and fruit. Frozen meat, milk. In the span of 10 minutes my order was ready. During that time I had 5-6 other volunteers making sure that I had been helped. During that time I felt overwhelmed from the spirit whispering in my ear that these were little angels here on this earth helping one person at a time. As I stood there and watched my eyes were full of tears thinking of all the lives they were blessing that day. I was alittle embarrassed standing there with tears falling down my face but it couldn't be helped. I know the person I was taking the groceries to, is and was ever grateful.
I love the church and the testimony I have. I live everyday to try and not judge others. Sometimes that's difficult but we must never judge until we have walked in others shoes. The only person we should compare ourselves to is the person we were yesterday.
I'm thankful for the opportunity to have been able to witness all those sweet people today working diligently and giving of their time so freely. What a great thing we have is to serve.


Mary Ellen said...

Love it. So well said. The only person I should compare myself to is the person I was yesterday. I am so going to steal that and share it with my friends.
Love your heart.

Andersons said...

Thanks for sharing! I stole your quote too.