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The Widow's Shoes

A poor woman-a widow with an invalid son, a member of the church, could not attend church, or the neighborhood prayer-meetings, for the want of shoes. She asked the Lord for the shoes.

That very day, the village school-master called in to see her son. Meanwhile, he noticed that the boy’s mother had very poor shoes. He said nothing, but felt impressed, and inwardly resolved to purchase the poor woman a pair of shoes forthwith.

He accordingly hired a horse, rode two miles on horseback to a shoestore, bought the shoes, and requested them sent to the widow’s cottage without delay. They proved a perfect fit; and that very night the overjoyed woman hurried to the prayer-meeting, to announce that in answer to prayer the Lord had sent her the shoes.

The young school-master, who, I suspect, was informant himself, now a venerable, white-haired man, heard the poor woman’s testimony; and his pillow that night was wet with tears of gratitude and joy, because God had used him thus to bless the poor widow, and to answer her prayers.

- Answers to Prayer

Touching Incidents and Remarkable Answers To Prayer - 1893

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