A boy about ten years old was standing in front of a shoe store, barefooted, peering through the window and
shivering with cold. A lady approached the boy and said, “My little fellow, why are you looking so earnestly in that window?” “I was asking God to give me a pair of shoes,” was the boy’s reply.
The lady took him by the hand and went into the store and asked for the clerk to get half a dozen pairs of socks for the boy. She then asked if he could give her a basin of water and a towel. He quickly brought them to her. She took the young fellow to the back of the store and, removing her gloves, knelt down, washed his feet and dried them with the towel.
By this time the clerk had returned with the socks. Placing a pair upon the boy’s feet, she purchased a pair of shoes for him. She packaged the remaining pairs of socks and gave them to him.
She patted him on the head and said, “No doubt, my young fellow, you feel more comfortable now?” As she turned to go, the astonished lad caught her by the hand, and looking up into her face with tears in his eyes, answered her question with these words:
“Are you God’s wife?”