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Topic: Red (10/01/09)
TITLE: A FELLOW CHRISTIAN MADE HAPPY
By Freda Douglas
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responsible for a shut-in who was a member of our church. I chose Florence, not because I knew her, but she had had a son burned at the stake by his classmates. He recovered from his injuries but never came back to his
I never knew of any other children, she was a widow and I felt called to offer her my friendship. My first visit was a shocker. That she had a small white dog didn’t surprise me. The fact she was legally blind, and lived alone, was indeed a shocker,but she and I hit it off immediately.
I started to stop after my workday was over. After she decided I was not just a do-gooder she asked me do errands for her, and her bank business and I even reconciled her bank statement. Eventually she gave me the trust to pay her bills.
Then it came time to have our pictures taken for the church-wide pictorial guide.I told Florence about it and told her I would take her. She answered she didn’t want to go because she didn’t go to church. I reminded her she was a tither and God would welcome her. Then she was worried about going down the steps. I told her I had never let her down before and wasn’t going to now.
At the appointed time I held her hand as we went down the steps one at a time, until we reached the sidewalk. I bid her stand still until I moved the car for easier access.
She had a glorious time at the church, meeting and greeting old friends and getting her picture taken.
It was my turn to have my picture taken, complete with red jacket. I still have that picture in my bookcase. It was the best picture of me ever taken, not because I had on
my red jacket, but because I had made a fellow Christian happy one night.
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