For too many people, the joy of Christmas is overshadowed by hardship as purchasing gifts adds to the financial burden of higher heating bills and regular expenses on shoestring budgets.
One anonymous woman, however, was an instrument of Christmas blessing at her local Walmart, and she had one simple message: “Jesus is real.”
In a now-viral Facebook post published Saturday, Brittany Nichole Ramirez recalled something at a Walmart in Tennessee that brought tears to her eyes:
Ramirez explained that the two older women in the photo had been trying to purchase gifts for their grandchildren using layaway, but they didn’t have enough to cover the initial payment and purchase needed medicine as well.
The women, who Ramirez said were sisters, changed their minds about the gifts and decided to back to purchase them another time.
It’s then that Ramirez said something amazing happened: another woman, shown in the photo with long, brown hair, “walked up to the cashier, and offered to pay their stuff in full so they can have Christmas for their grandchildren.”
This unexpected and heartwarming gesture brought the two women to tears, but what the Good Samaritan said next took things to a whole new level.
The sisters told her they had no idea how they could ever repay her, but Ramirez says the woman simply “put her arms around them, and said… ‘You don’t owe me anything. I’m just trying to live a life that shows people Jesus is alive, and He is real.’”
“Yall. I am so thankful I got to witness this,” Ramirez wrote.
This Christmas, think of the ways, big or small, that you can be a blessing in the lives of others to show them that Jesus is alive!