past Saturday, we, as a church, participated in the town-wide yard sale
in Oaklyn. As a part of that venture, our youth had a bake sale to
help support the young adults who are going on the mission/service week
in Appalachia in July. During the course of the day, someone came up to
the table, a stranger to us, and bought $6 worth of baked goods for
$100! It all happened so fast. It was almost as if the person
“vanished”. What a blessing!!!!!
made that donation, angel or human, we saw the presence of God in that
individual and their generosity. I am reminded of the words of the
disciples who encountered the resurrected Jesus on the Road to Emmaus
(Luke 24), and, after Jesus was revealed, he also “vanished”….and their
reply? “Were not our hearts burning within us…?”
God shows up, something gets burned into our hearts….and something was
burned into the hearts of all of us this past Saturday.