Good Samaritans

The tire low pressure warning light came on one day. The last time that happened, something was wrong with the warning light, not the tires. I was hoping it was the same thing this time, but I couldn’t take the chance.
So after work, I stopped by a gas station to put air in my tires. As I started putting coins in the machine that dispenses air, a young man on a bike stopped by to see if I needed any help. I was surprised and somewhat relieved. And he tried to help me but the machine was not working right at all.
So I went home, feeling frustrated. After dinner, I decided to go out again to a different gas station. This time the gauge on the pump was not working right and I had to bend over for what seemed like ages. I played with the gauge and with the pump and just could not get it to work.
Suddenly I got a terrible headache. Every time I leaned over, my head started pounding and I knew I was not going to be able to fill my tires.
Then I heard a woman call my name. I looked over in the direction of the voice and saw a woman I recognized. Her son had played football with my son in high school many years ago.
She told me she saw me standing there when she drove into the gas station, and thought I looked like I was going to pass out. She didn’t know who I was at first but as she walked over to me to see if I was OK, she suddenly recognized me.
So she insisted on helping me with the tires. She had a bit of a struggle with the air pump too but was able to pump them up enough.
I couldn’t have felt more grateful and told her so. After she made sure that I felt OK to drive and we shared the latest news about our sons, we parted company. And when I drove away, the warning light in my car turned off.
I cannot offer any explanations. All I can say is that in one day, God sent me help from 2 people. One a complete stranger and one an old acquaintance.
Two Good Samaritans.

2 Responses »

  1. I love this story. God indeed looks after us, and it is in these kinds of events we are reminded that there are people yet with kind hearts in this world, something we need to experience in light of all the evil around us.

  2. This story just proves again that God Truly looks out for His childres.

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