On Fridays Kate, over at Five Minute Friday, hosts a fun writing prompt and link up. Over the summer I’ve been so busy, that I haven’t been great about joining in, but I’m back to day. (ready and… Willing! ha!)
Basically, we free write for five minutes, using the prompt… And here, I go-
Last night my husband and I were driving home when we nearly hit a dog. Reluctantly, at my insistence, my husband pulled the car over and I jumped out. The beautiful, and obviously very brave, German Shepherd came straight to me. He was so sweet, and also traveling with an adorable Pit Bull friend. They were both so loving, and one had a limp. They’d come running from the parking lot of an animal hospital, so my first thought was that this was all somehow connected.
There were people to call, weren’t there?
Hours later, as it turns out, there were not.
Thanks to a trusting stranger, we met in the dead of night, we followed a (cold) digital trail and eventually found the owner. Success! (despite a frustrated and tired husband, who easily could have just gone home without stopping, and was pretty determined that these sweet boys living their best lives, in our back seat, would not be sleeping over.)
This morning, my husband was putting gas in his car on the way to work, (something we were going to do last night, just before I decided to play Snow White, and rescue all of the animals) when a woman frantically approached him begging for money, for gas, because she was stranded. We seldom carry cash, so he decided instead to put $10 worth of fuel, in her car. Once their interaction was done, he witnessed her hit up several other people for cigarettes and cash, before he drove off to work, feeling like a fool.
Sometimes stepping up is hard, and ALWAYS stepping up will require sacrifice. Whether it’s money, time or a missed opportunity, something will be lost in exchange for the effort. In the end, it doesn’t matter if they were deserving. (the dogs were! The dogs were so sweet and I wanted to keep them forever, but I wanted to keep my husband more!) What matters is that we were willing to do it at all…
10 thoughts on “When willing…”
Somewhere, Jesus says “if someone asks you for a drink or a dollar – just give it to him/her.” God will sort out the rest. Amen?
AMEN, exactly… It simply isn’t our business, or responsibility, to know the rest…
No need to feel foolish. We are called to be willing to serve. Jesus healed 10 lepers bu only one returned to thank Him.
So thankful you found the dog owner:) A happy ending dog story gets me every time!!
you and me both! When the husband is also happy, it’s a plus!
I so agree with your last statement. It’s about the attitude of our heart and not what response we receive in return. FMF16
I imagine that is true in every scenario!
Misty, you guys are heroes.
I kneel at your feet, and consider that kneeling an honour.
Andrew, thank you! Truly!