Becky needed a new pair of shoes. Going to her favorite shop near Newport Beach, California, she picked out a pair, but discovered her size wasn’t in stock.
Dwight McKeever, the sales rep, assured her that her size could be ordered, and the shoes would be in by Wednesday afternoon.
Becky returned on Wednesday, but the shoes hadn’t arrived. On Thursday, still no shoes. When Becky came into the shop late Friday afternoon, Dwight explained that the delivery truck hadn’t arrived, but would anytime. Becky waited a few more minutes, but then said she had to go. Fifteen minutes after she left the store, the shoes arrived.
Quickly phoning Becky’s home, Dwight left a message. Sometime later, she returned his call, explaining that she would wear her old shoes the next day, and pick up the new ones on Saturday night.
Just a few minutes later, Becky returned to the store I just came to let you know that I’m not angry that the shoes didn’t arrive on time, and that I’m very impressed with all you’ve done to help solve this problem. Then she turned to leave.
But what about your shoes? Dwight asked. I’ll get them tomorrow night, came the response as Becky walked out the door. Thinking that maybe she needed money, Dwight offered her a loan, but money wasn’t the problem. Frustrated, Dwight couldn’t understand what the problem was.
Finally Becky explained, I’m a Christian. I want to honor God on the Sabbath.
Sabbath? The only Sabbath Dwight knew of was the rock group, “Black Sabbath.”
I’m a Christian, too, he told her, but what does that have to do with buying shoes?
If you’re a Christian, she replied with a smile, then you know that the Ten Commandments tell us to keep the Sabbath holy, and that means we shouldn’t buy or sell.
Intrigued, Dwight wanted to learn more. Becky invited him to a Revelation Seminar being held nearby, and he accepted. I had picked up the Bible a few times, and wanted to know how it would all end, so I went straight to the last book, but couldn’t understand a thing, he recalls. There was a beast with all these heads, but I wasn’t too worried because I knew with nuclear warfare we could just blow up all those heads.
When he told that to Becky, she laughed. You might want to come to the seminar and learn what it’s really all about.
To see how Becky’s faithfulness led Dwight and many of his family to accept Bible truth, continue reading the story in Mission magazine, 1st quarter, 2015, or online at https://am.adventistmission.org/mqa15q1-3332