Over this past year, I finally struck up a conversation with Bobby, a free-lance tile man, who on occasion, treats himself to a weekend breakfast at Bob’s.
After picking up his tab a time or two, what I have learned from him is how God’s grace doesn’t always come from the menu. Life and what you wanted to order and expected is not always one and the same thing.
Bobby spent time in prison. Bobby lives in a room paid for by the work he does, for his landlord, in return for the roof over his head.
Earlier this year Bobby was able to finally get medical insurance thru the Affordable Care Act. At somewhere beyond 50 years young, he’s never had the “luxury” of going to the doctor.
Recently he mentioned how excited he was that, despite his record, Governor McAuliffe just re-instated his privilege to vote.
Having been through a life that I could not imagine, upon his first chance to get real medical attention, Bobby received his stage 4 colon cancer diagnosis.
I don’t believe anything about my introduction was actually random. I don’t believe Bobby feels that his circumstance are anything other than what he was and is destined to do.
On Sunday Bobby received $200. $100 came from ARG with the explanation of how we, as a company, wanted to share and give back with our RAKs. The Kriss family agreed that we too would contribute $100.
Bobby received something he absolutely needed. So did we.
I don’t think he could fathom how what we got could be any more important than what he received…..but trust me….it was.
– Ray Kriss