Louise Redden, was a poorly dressed lady with a look of defeat on her face.
She walked into a grocery store and
approached the owner in a most humble manner. She asked him if he would let her charge a few groceries.
She softly explained that her husband was very ill and unable to work.
She said she had seven children and they all needed food to eat.
John Longhouse was the grocery store owner. He scoffed at her and he requested that she leave his store at once.
Visualizing her families needs, Louise said: "Please, sir! I will bring you the money just as soon as I can."
John told her he could not give her any credit today, since she did not have a charge account at his store.
Standing beside the counter was another customer who overheard the conversation between the two. The customer came forward and told the grocer that he would stand good for whatever this woman needed in the way of groceries for her family. The grocer said in a very reluctant tone of voice, "Do you have a grocery list lady?"
Louise replied, "Yes sir I do."
"O.K." said the owner, "put your grocery list on the scales and whatever your grocery slip weighs, I will give you that amount in free groceries today."
Louise, hesitated a moment with a bowed head.
Then she reached into her purse and took out a piece of paper, which had something scribbled on it.
She then laid the piece of paper on the scale carefully, with her head still bowed down.
The eyes of the grocer and the customer next to him showed amazement when the scales went down from this piece of paper.
It went down and it stayed down.
The grocer, staring at the scales, turned slowly to the other customer and said begrudgingly, "I can't believe it."
The customer smiled and the grocer started putting the groceries she had written down on the other side of the scales.
However, the scale still did not balance, so he continued to put more and more groceries on the one side of the scale until the scale would hold no more.
The grocer stood there in utter amazement and disgust.
Finally, he grabbed the small piece of paper from the scales and looked at it with astonishment.
It was not a grocery list after all, instead on it was a prayer, which said:
"Dear Lord, you know my needs and My wants today, therefore, and I am leaving these things in your hands"
The grocer gave Louise the groceries that he had gathered for her and he stood there in stunned silence.
Louise thanked him for all of the food and left the store. The other customer handed a fifty-dollar bill over to the grocer and said: "It was worth every penny of this to realize that only God knows how much a prayer really weighs."
The moral of this story is we do not know the Power of our prayers to God and His Son, Jesus.
Therefore, say a prayer of thanks to God and His Son everyday for the good health He has given you and for your own good fortune.
Then send this story to all of your friends and relatives.
We at Jacobs House believe if you will send this testimony out with faithful prayer, you will receive from God a blessing for you and your family.
You may also receive from God, through His Spirit, what He wants you to accomplish for Him and His wonderful Son.
Therefore, trust in God and He will provide for you and your family.
Trust in Him to heal you if you are sick or diseased.
Trust in God to provide food for you and your family.
Trust in God to also provide the clothes and the shelter you and your loved ones need.
If you will truly believe in Him and His wonderful Son, Jesus, you will receive them in ways you never dreamed of before. Amen.
Remember, Prayer is one of the best things our Creator enjoys.He also enjoys faith and belief in Him and His Son. There is no cost in doing these things, but you can receive a lot of rewards.
Also remember, most people walk in and out of your life forever, but a very few FRIENDS leave indelible footprints in your heart!