When Noah was two and a half years old, he would love to get into the store buggy. He would wave at strangers passing by and bless them with his contagious smile.
This particular day we were strolling through Target and Noah felt the urge to sing Old McDonald! He didn’t care that strange looks would glance his way. He simply sang to an audience of one... himself!
Before I could encourage him to lower his song, an employee started to sing along with my son. All of a sudden, “E-I-E-I-O” filled the isles of beautifully displayed merchandise. Noah would raise his voice and then she would follow suit. Back and forth they went until laughter broke out!
Her name tag read, “Judy.”
After their concert ended, I thanked her for being such a blessing. Judy told me that she loved to sing that song because it reminded her of fond memories.
In the next few moments, for some reason she felt safe to share her heart with me about her current struggles. Two strangers in the middle of Target. Unconventional, yet unconditional!
I began to share with her my relationship with Christ and how good He is. She told me that she wanted Jesus but didn’t know how to ask Him into her life.
With excitement, I told her that she could ask Him right now and I would help lead her in prayer. She eagerly said, “Yes!”
So in the middle of ceramics and rugs, Judy and I joined hands, bowed our heads and I led her to her Savior! We cried and Noah started singing again!
To think that the Lord used Old McDonald to bring His daughter to Himself! Sometime He uses the least likely things when we least expect it!
And Jesus said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”