A beggar woman dubbed the “Bag Lady” into a luxury department store in the United States.
The day before Christmas, the store is decorated with beautiful and newly carpeted so the store looks very luxurious.
A beggar is usually identical with ragged clothes, dirty and smelly body.
But this beggar ignore the situation, he continued to enter the shop without hesitation.
Without him knowing he was being followed and observed by a female minister in tow who was coincidentally also was in the store.
This minister because he thought might follow this beggar will be expelled out by officers because they do not want to store them entered beggars were dirty and smelly.
So he can defend and help the beggar.
But the beggar turns freely entered the store without any officials let alone prevent him off.
whereas other customers passing by there in a suit and fancy dresses and expensive.
Amid dept.store there was a grand piano being played by a pianist suits.
that accompanies the singers sing Christmas songs with a beautiful dress.
The atmosphere in dept.store it certainly does not seem very compatible with the beggar, he looks like a strange creature at the center of the store glitter.
Servant of God this woman continues to follow the beggar.
and beggars that go into the women’s dresses.
and he went to the most exclusive cuonter displaying expensive dresses branded with prices above $ 2500.
Meanwhile, the Servant of God was watching over.
pegemis further what is it?
the waiter asked:
“What can I do for you?”
“I want to try the pink dress”
If we are in the position of waiter how we respond?
perhaps we thought, if dresses were tried by the beggar, maybe after that the dresses will be dirty and smelly.
and perhaps also other customers who see it will feel disgusted and reluctant to buy the dresses will be.
But what is the answer of the servant;
“What size do you need?”
Replied the beggar;
“Do not know!”
The servant said;
“Well, let me first measure”
the waiter was taking tape measure, and measure the beggar approached.
although the odor was overpowering beggar maid’s nose, but he ignored it and kept on with his job.
The waiter was treated like a beggar’s only one honorable customers who visit the counter.
The waiter was invited beggars try the dresses. freely and without hesitation.
without realizing it had been two hours beggar maid that serves only to try the dresses.
Furthermore, if the beggar finally bought the dresses?
Apparently not! Why?
Because it is the beggar had no money to buy such expensive dresses.
Before the beggar go away, do not forget he uttered;
“Thanks to the clerk, because they serve”
Then the beggar was walking out of there with my head
upright because he felt it was treated like a human being.
After the waitress finished serving guests “special” her,
women ministers who saw the incident from the time the beggar into the store, approached the waiter and asked him;
“Why did you let the beggar beautiful dresses to try this?”
Replied the servant;
“Oh, it’s my job is to serve and do good to who I am.
Servant of God said again; ”
“But you do know that the beggar was not possible afford to buy these expensive dresses?”
The waiter replied that the Servant of God;
“Sorry, about that not my business!
“And I am not in a position to assess or judge my customers”
“My job is to serve and do good”
Startled man of God, he was deeply moved, it was not alleged in the days filled with mundane turns out the waitress had a loving heart and responsible with his work and remains on its commitment.
Probably there are many more we hear stories of people who like it, but not at the expo to the public so that many of us do not know.
Finally the servant of the Lord decided to bring the sermon on the Sunday following the theme;
“The Gospel according to department store”
This sermon touched many people, and then reported in the pages of the newspaper in that city.
This news inspires a lot of people, so that they also want to be served at this exclusive store.
Beggar woman did not buy anything, do not provide any benefits, perhaps even harmful, because the store may have to send the dresses to loundry expensive, because it was dirty and smelly after a try by beggars earlier.
But due to the treatment of “special” shop steward to beggars was, ultimately store sales increased dramatically, so in that profit rose 48%!
Read; (Hebrews 13:1-2)
But are there any treatment like this happened in the church? I hope, maybe we all hope, each of us can increase our love for our neighbors more. lack any form of each of us, no longer able to prevent us to serve and do good to our neighbor.
Moreover, in the church of God.
So that no souls are lost again just because a trivial problem, because;
“There is not even recognized appreciated, in the ‘home’ of his own ‘
Hopefully this can be useful and open hearts.
God bless us all.