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Safe Am I ... In the Arms of Jesus!


A poorly dressed lady with a look of defeat
on her face, walked into a grocery store.

She approached the owner of the store in a most humble
manner and asked if he would let her charge a few groceries.

She softly explained that her husband was very ill and unable
to work, they had seven children and they needed food.

The grocer scoffed at her and requested
that she leave his store at once.

Visualizing the family needs, she said: "Please, sir!
I will bring you the money just as soon as I can."

He told her he could not give her credit since
she did not have a charge account at his store.

Standing beside the counter was a customer who
overheard the conversation between the two.

The customer walked forward and told the grocer that he
would stand good for whatever she needed for her family.

The grocer said in a very reluctant voice,
"Do you have a grocery list?"

She replied, "Yes sir."

"O.K" he said, "Put your grocery list on the
scales and whatever your grocery list weighs,
I will give you that amount in groceries."

The lady hesitated a moment with a bowed head,
then she reached into her purse and took out
a piece of paper and scribbled something on it.

She then laid the piece of paper on the
scale carefully with her head still bowed.

The eyes of the grocer and the customer showed
amazement when the scales went down and stayed down.

The grocer, staring at the scales, turned slowly to
the customer and said begrudgingly, "I can't believe it."

The customer smiled and the grocer started
putting the groceries on the other side of the scales.

The scale did not balance so he continued to put more and
more groceries on them until the scales would hold no more.

The grocer stood there in utter disgust.

Finally, he grabbed the piece of paper from the
scales and looked at it with greater amazement.

It was not a grocery list, it was a prayer, which said:

"Dear Lord, YOU know my needs
and I am leaving this in Your hands."

The grocer gave her the groceries that he
had gathered and stood in stunned silence.

She thanked him and left the store.

The other customer handed a fifty-dollar bill to
the grocer and said; "It was worth every penny of it!"
Only God knows how much a prayer weighs!