On my bus ride home, a woman named Lisa sat next to me. When she got on, I could see she was exhausted and at the end of her rope. She asked if it was alright to sit next to me. I said ‘of course.’
I felt in my spirit that I should take out my earbuds and talk to her.
About 5 minutes later, she asked me about where one of the routes went and what time it left. I explained it to her and we continued to chat. She had gotten sick and got off the other bus on that route to throw up (outside – not on the bus). Turns out she only lives about a half mile from me. She said she was going to have to walk from the bus stop to her apartment (which was mostly up hill and about 2 miles away).
I felt in my spirit that I should offer to give her a ride, but I didn’t.
When I told her that I did the park-n-ride thing and suggested she try that once they shut down the route that runs by her place, she asked if I would give her a ride home.
I immediately said yes and that I was happy that I could be a blessing to her. But, I still feel a little pang of guilt that I knew I should have spoken first for the same result. She was ecstatic and prayed a blessing over me for my kindness.
She was much happier when she got off the bus than when she got on.
I am thankful that I was obedient the second time around.