“I didn’t even think to bring in my umbrella. I don’t know how we’re going to get to the car without getting drenched.” I lamented to John, my ten-year-old grandson.
“The wind is blowing hard too.” He observed as we stood at the glass doors gazing at the pouring rain after church last Sunday. Additionally, water rushed down the street gutter. It would be impossible to get to the parking lot on the other side without getting your shoes soaking wet.
I opened the door and mentioned our dilemma to Darryl, one of our deacons, “Do you know if someone has an umbrella? I don’t know how we’re going to get to the car.”
“One of my sons would be glad to go get your car and bring it here. They’ve done it for others.” Darryl offered.
“Are you sure?”
“Yes, you can give him the keys and he’ll bring it up here for you.” He called over to his teenage son, Kolton.
Kolton ran out into the rain and splashed through the gutter water to get the car and brought it to us.
After he came in, water dripping off his face and hair, I called to my grandsons. “I want you guys to see this. Kolton is an example of someone with a serving heart. He did this kind thing for us. I want you to see his example so you can be inspired to help people in practical ways when you grow up.”
I turned to Kolton, “Thank you!” He smiled and nodded, “You’re welcome.”
I look for teachable moments for my grandsons. I like to point out examples of good deeds to inspire the younger ones to be thoughtful, kind and considerate. Thanks Kolton for not only getting the car but being a good example of how to be an everyday hero for the younger generation!