I had just been to the Norristown senior activity center and was going down the street wondering where I would take the last 40 bouquets. I saw a sign that said Soup Kitchen/Food Pantry on Thursday. I got out of my car and started passing them out to the people leaving with their bags of free clothes that they were passing out today to people in need. Groceries and warm clothes.
If they were Hispanic, I tried my best to say in Spanish, Welcome to the United States. Here is a little gift for you.
If it was a young man, I said, Here is a free bouquet. Maybe your mom, grandmom, girlfriend, wife or aunt would like these flowers. Here take a couple so you can give one to someone along your way.
As I passed the flowers to one lady, she gasped and said, “Praise God. We were in decorating our church for Christmas and did not know how we would be able to decorate with flowers this year. We were praying for some money because we had some but we needed that for paper products. So we had a decision to make, Flowers for our Jesus Birthday Party service or things from the Dollar Store. And then, this is unbelievable, you come at that very moment with more flowers than we have ever had here. Look at them all! We have enough now for the altar, the manger scene, for all of the windowsills and just to make it festive all over the sanctuary too. This is God. He tells us to be faithful and believe. I am so overwhelmed with joy.”