“To trust God in the light is nothing. To trust God in the dark is faith.” Charles Spurgeon
“When Helen Keller was nominated for the Nobel Prize, she was asked who had the greatest impact on her life and she said, ‘Annie Sullivan.’
“But Annie said, ‘No Helen. The woman who had the greatest influence on both our lives was a floor maid at the Tewksbury Institute.’”
It was the floor maid who reached out to Annie Sullivan, then housed in a cell at the Institute. No one knew what to do with her as she was quite violent at the time.
What Annie was, was an angry woman who was alone.
The floor maid reached out to Annie through act of kindness – a plate of homemade brownies pushed through her cell door.
From that act, a friendship was born that paved the way for the Staff to discover that Annie was almost blind. They eventually got her help. From there, she mentored Helen Keller.
We don’t know the name of the maid, but she left an indelible impression on the world through brownies.
People need Jesus. And it all can start with a smile, a kind word or an action. Let your light shine. The world can be a pretty dark place.