“Sure,” she said and with that pulled the wallet out of her purse and handed her $300.
The woman’s eyes were bigger than silver dollars at the sight of the money. ”May God richly bless you for this!!!”
Reggie smiled at the woman and walked away with a warm feeling inside. Silently she whispered to God, “That felt great, Father! I wish I could do stuff like that every day for the rest of my life!!”
Too keyed up to sleep or sit in a room watching TV, Regina decided to go for a walk and see the sights, whatever that might be. She had only traveled for a few blocks when she saw a couple walking down the sidewalk on the other side of the street and they were both laughing and whispering to each other. Right there on the ground was a homeless couple all bundled up in their coats and huddling to get warm.
A wave of anger shot through Reggie as she realized that the couple went walking right past them while laughing at the same time. How cruel people can be, she thought and made a beeline across the street. Just as she got within hearing distance, Reggie heard the woman sniffling and knew she was crying.
“Don’t pay any attention to snobs like that!” she said practically spitting the words out of her mouth. The couple both sat up and stared at her with shocked expressions on their faces. Then it was her turn to be shocked. Now that they were not hunched over, Reggie could see that they had been sheltering a young girl of about 6 or 7 years old. Trying to keep her warm more than likely.
“Hi! My name is Reggie, do either of you speak English?”
“Yes, I do!”, the little girl answered her in the sweetest voice she had ever heard, she sounded like an angel. “My name is Suzette and these are my parents Caroline and Robert.” The couple stared back at Suzette and spoke rapidly in German to her while gesturing towards Reggie.
“My parents would like to know what you are doing in Switzerland, do you live her or just touring?”
“Actually, this might sound a little crazy but I’m on a sort of mission from God. I think I’m standing right here at this very moment because I’m supposed to help you.” Reggie replied to the young girl but was looking at her parents as she spoke. She then reached down into her purse and withdrew the wallet from it. She opened it up with a silent prayer, “How much God?”
Reggie immediately felt more than she actually heard the amount of $1000, so she counted out 10 of the $100 bills and handed them to Suzette’s mother who was staring at her with tears streaming down her cheeks. Caroline jumped to her feet and began hugging Regina and thanking her profusely!
Then she could have sworn she heard a whisper in her ear saying, “Well done!”… to be continued
Teresa Marie 5/16/12 ©
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