THE CUCUMBER CONNECTION

RECENTLY WHILE IN A POST OFFICE THERE WAS A WOMAN TALKING ON HER PHONE IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE. I KNEW I WAS TO FIND OUT WHERE SHE WAS FROM AND GIVE HER A JESUS DVD IN HER LANGUAGE. SHE WENT OUT OF THE POST OFFICE. JUST MOMENTS BEFORE ME AND YET I COULD NOT FIND HER. I HUMBLY ASKED THE LORD TO REDEEM THAT AND CROSS MY PATH WITH HER AGAIN. AFTER TWO WEEKS I WAS OUT DOING PERSONAL RUNNING AROUND CHORES AND WAS COMING OUT OF A DOLLAR STORE. PEOPLE WERE TRIPPING OVER THE TORN CARPET AS THEY CAME IN AND OUT. SO I WARNED A COUPLE OUTSIDE OF THE PROBLEM. THEY DIDN’T QUITE UNDERSTAND ME AT FIRST. SO I ILLUSTRATED TO THEM. THEY SMILED AND I ASKED WHERE THEY WERE FROM. THEY WERE FROM PERSIA. THEY SPOKE FARSI AND I TOLD THEM I HAD SOMETHING FOR THEM IN THEIR LANGUAGE. THEY WAITED WHILE I WENT TO MY CAR AND GOT A JESUS DVD FOR THEM IN FARSI. WE TALKED AND THEY’VE ONLY BEEN HERE FOR 6 WEEKS. I INVITED THEM TO THE ALPHA COURSE. THEN I ENCOUNTERED A YOUNG MAN WITH AN ELDERLY LADY. THEY WERE FROM NAPAL AND I GAVE THEM A DVD IN NAPALI. THEY TOO WERE EXCITED. THEN I WENT TO GET GASOLINE AND AS I WAS PUMPING ANOTHER NAPALI MAN DROVE UP AND GOT GAS. I WAS ABLE TO GIVE HIM A DVD AND HE JOYFULLY ACCEPTED. PTL! MY LAST STOP WAS ALDI’S AND LO AND BEHOLD AS I WAS IN THE CHECKOUT THE LADY THAT I SAW TWO WEEKS AGO AT THE POST OFFICE WAS THERE PAYING FOR HER GROCERIES. THERE WAS ANOTHER WOMAN BETWEEN ME AND HER AND I PRAYED THAT GOD WOULD HOLD HER UP. THE CASHIER REALIZED THERE WAS A LONG CUCUMBER IN THE LADIES CART THAT SHE HAD NOT PAID FOR BY MISTAKE. SINCE THE LADY WAS IN A HURRY SHE DID NOT BUY IT AFTER ALL. AND HERE IS THE CUCUMBER CONNECTION. I BOUGHT THE CUCUMBER TO GIVE TO THE LADY. ON MY WAY OUT OF THE STORE SHE WAS RETURNING HER CART. SO I SAID, “HERE IS YOUR CUCUMBER, I BOUGHT IT FOR YOU. WHERE ARE YOU FROM?” SHE REPLIED, “SYRIA”. I ASKED HER LANGUAGE AND SHE SAID ARABIC. I TOLD HER THAT I’D SEEN HER TWO WEEKS BEFORE AND WANTED TO GIVE HER A DVD IN HER LANGUAGE BUT I DID NOT HAVE IT WITH ME, BUT WOULD GIVE IT TO HER THE NEXT TIME I SAW HER. SHE SEEMED DELIGHTED AND ASKED IF I WAS A TEACHER. I TOLD HER I WAS A PASTOR. ISN’T IT SOMETHING HOW THAT CUCUMBER WAS THE KEY THAT GOD USED TO CONNECT WITH HER!