Tuesday, 25 February 2014

For Such a Time as This...

I mentioned in my last post that I have a growing stash of cash that I'm saving to buy a decent rug and/or other home decor things.  It's all part of my plan to spend net zero dollars on decorating.  But today, I willingly handed $40 of my hoard to a stranger who may or may not have been telling the truth about being stranded by drunk friends.

It doesn't matter whether he was scamming us.  I think what matters is whether I am willing to help a stranger in need.  I hope he was telling the truth.  I hope his offer to pay it back (which we declined) was genuine.  But that's not the point.  Maybe my recent "luck" in selling things, and finding great deals has not actually been to build my stash and let me buy the pretty things I want?  Maybe there is another purpose for it?

I am normally the type of person who cannot stand the thought of someone else breaking the rules.  But somehow today I have managed to not care whether I just threw $40 down the drain.  If he was telling the truth, I'm so glad we could help him.  If he wasn't, I truly hope our "gift" will help to change him and that God will use it anyway.

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