Drinking out of my saucer

Published 11:01 am Sunday, November 3, 2019

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Several years ago I went to the store with my husband and while he was shopping, I went to the book department so I could read. While picking out a book, I met a beautiful older lady named Susie, who was there with her son. Like me, she was waiting for him in the book department. Susie loved to talk and I loved to listen so it was a match made in heaven.

She told me about her life which sounded so interesting. She was born in the south, had five sisters and seven brothers and came to New York when she was 3 years old. Her family sent her to New York to stay with her aunt and uncle. She studied music and dance. She had performed with James Brown as one of his backup singers and sung with Jackie Wilson. She showed me pictures of her performing with the singers.

Mrs. Susie is a widow with three grown children, her daughter lives in New York, her two sons lives out of state, one lives in Maryland and the other in North Carolina. She has 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. I told her that I was married with six children, 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

She also discussed her spiritual life. Ms. Susie wakes up early in the morning and says her prayers. She asks the Lord to bless her family, friends and neighborhood; then she prays for the world. Mrs. Susie said we must pray for the people that do not know how to pray and ask God to bless and take care of them.

Mrs. Susie said she’s drinking from her saucer because her cup has run over. I asked her what she meant by that and she said, “God has been so good to me, because He has given me all my needs and some of my wants. I am 90 years old and in good health, I am not walking with a cane, I can stand alone. You would say that’s pretty good, wouldn’t you?” All of God’s Blessing is overflowing which makes my cup run over.

I realized what Mrs. Susie was saying, because I’m also drinking from my saucer. My cup runneth over with the blessings of God. I tell Him every day that I cannot ask for any more than He has given me. I am healthy and all my family and friends are well. So all is well.

Psalm 23:5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Psalm 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.

Be Blessed in Jesus’ name.

Mary Simmons is a columnist for The Kenbridge-Victoria Dispatch. She can be reached at Marysimmons6@hotmail.com