How do you feel when a simple gesture of kindness from you literally becomes a lifesaver for someone needy? Going through this woman’s heart-rending experience when she took the leftovers from her dinner to a park where the homeless stay, in answer to a mother’s prayers to help feed her hungry children, tells you a lot.
Kim Colvin was preparing dinner of home-cooked roast beef but ended up preparing too much the food was enough
“Ever since the boys got grown and I live on my own,” Colvin said. “I really don’t know how to cook small anymore.”
After finishing dinner she started packing the left-overs but soon realized that she won’t be able to finish it all before it went bad, finished her dinner, and started packing the leftovers. She realized she probably wouldn’t be able to finish all the food by herself before it went bad. “I shouldn’t throw this away,” she recalled thinking.
So she packed all the food onto 11 plates and drove to a nearby park where many homeless people are seen.
On entering the park she saw a woman praying with her three,little daughters besides her. “Lord, if I could just feed my children,” Colvin recalled her saying.
on looking up when she saw Colvin standing there with plates of food, she started crying knowing that God had answered her prayers.
The woman told Colvin that she had no money nor any place to stay the night. She had been praying to God for some food so she could feed her children.
Colvin had made a video of the whole event and pasted it on her face book.
“And to see the tears roll down her face and how grateful she was—I was just outdone,” said a teary Colvin.
“They were so happy!” she said, describing the children’s expressions as they received her food.
Seeing the children’s expressions of gratefulness on getting the food, Colvin was greatly humb “This has humbled me so much, to the point where I will never, never throw away another meal,” she said.
Colvin shared her story to express how “a lot of times we take stuff for granted, and the small things, we don’t even think about how much it means to other people, or how much we can bless other people.”