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Best Buy

24 Jul

Best Buy
A little girl with a striped shirt
and purple pants stands at the entrance
to Best Buy, her body quivering as
tears stream down her face. Behind her,
a group of women exchange
concerned and confused glances.

At the same time, a middle aged woman
sees this scenario from the parking lot
and hops out of her comfortable car
to help. She approaches the child
who points a shaky hand toward
the parking lot crying, “Mommy! Mommy!”
The woman gently takes the girl’s hand,
directing her back to the store, saying, “It’s
okay, honey. I’ll help you find your mama.”

Inside, the woman approaches a young, pretty cashier
and explains the child’s plight. A manager is
summoned, who takes the woman and child
to a store camera to help search for mom.
Seconds later, the girl points to a lady on the screen
and says, “Mommy.” The trio head over
to aisle 13 where the reunion takes place.

As the woman walks back to her car, she
is content with this happy ending, and then
another thought comes to mind.

“Would to God I could see the lost ones
who are crying on the inside and help them find
The Best Buy of their lives!”

7/24/08

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6 responses to “Best Buy

  1. helenl

    July 24, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    No. Carol, salvation is “the gift of God.” We don’t buy our relationship to Him.

    Helen, I do agree that salvation is the gift of God. Jesus Christ giving his life on the cross was the free, undeserved gift that made a way to where we could be saved. However, what Jesus did doesn’t automatically save everyone. We do need to “buy into it” in a sense, and I believe there are Scriptures that support this.

    Mat 13:45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:

    Mat 13:46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

    Pro 23:23 Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

    If we truly want to have a relationship with God, it is going to cost us something, basically the continual laying down of our own selfish wills that we might live to please Him. Hope this makes sense.

     
  2. Catherine

    July 25, 2008 at 9:13 am

    Love your poem.
    ” Best Buy” – could have been anyplace. Off course we understand about not buying – it’s a gift. We want to guide lost souls where they can experience salvation, be reunited with God – sin separates us from our Father.

     
  3. Jolene Mendoza

    July 25, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    Sis. Connell, That was a beautiful post.

    I thought the same thing as Helen. We do not buy our relationship with Christ. But you put it so well in your last paragraph and backed it up with great scriptures.

    Reminds me of the song:

    All he wants is you
    Nothing else will do
    Not just a part
    But all of your heart
    All he wants is you

    We have to sell out to Him.

     
  4. writeathome

    July 25, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Thank you Catherine and Jolene. This poem was based on a real happening. I saw this girl at Best Buy, and she looked so beside herself, I was afraid she was going to run out into the parking lot and get hit by a car. I’m glad I was able to help her.

     
  5. kweenmama

    July 25, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Why am I not surprised that it was you who helped her?

     
  6. kikikaria

    July 29, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Wow! This one brought tears to my eyes, Sis. So true! Although the bible says to “Buy the truth and sell it not”, it also talks about the “free gift”. Lord, lay some soul upon my heart, and love that soul through me. And may I ever do my part, to win that soul to Thee!

     

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