Some Kin

Here is a heart-warming story from Zelda Cornish.

While working at a shoe store in downtown Truro, Nova Scotia, I noticed a little boy standing on the hot-air register outside the bakery next door in his bare feet, trying to keep warm.

I was unsure whether to invite the boy into the store, or just what to do with him, when a woman came by. After a few words with the barefoot boy, she brought him into the shoe store. She bought him new shoes and heavy woolen socks, for which he tried awkwardly to thank her. “Are you God’s wife?” he asked his benefactor.

Taken aback by the question, she took some time before replying, “No, son, I’m just one of his children.”

“Well, I knew you must be some kin to him,” he said as he thanked her again and ran out the door.

“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!”—1 John 3:1.

“In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”—Matthew 5:16.

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