Last night a feint knock at the door sounded. I went and opened the door. On our steps was a pint-sized little girl holding the flowers in the picture up to me. She said,
These are for you. Thank you for helping us.
I looked around and saw her grandmother standing across the street. She waved and I offered my gratitude to the grandmother and then to the little girl. This little girl was fearfully radiating love as she handed me the flowers. I have to admit that it brought a tear to my eyes.
A few weeks ago this little girl was bitten by a dog that another neighbor (since moved) was allowing to freely roam around. We heard the commotion and stepped outside. Suzie went back inside to get something to treat the wound. The next day Suzie and the grandmother chatted for awhile.
It wasn’t much on our end, but the expression of gratitude by a grandmother and her little granddaughter touched us deeply. It was a clear expression of Jesus’ words as relayed by Paul:
For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
(Galatians 5:14 ESV)
Today I am grateful for a little girl who did just that.