The Pharmacist That Delivers

Posted by Richard Harris | | Posted On Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 1:20 PM

You need to know that there is a CVS and Walgreen’s on every corner in my city. On top of that there are plenty of local pharmacy’s around that would be more than glad to take my business. So you may ask the question and it would be a fair one, “why do you travel 25 miles to the pharmacy?”

Good question, easy answer. Because the one 25 miles away cares for the one I love. When my girl was born nine months ago she was on a host of medicines. That was fine while she was in the hospital but when we brought her home the medicine came with her. The hospital told us of a pharmacist just around the corner that could take care of us while we got our feet on the ground. Though the medicine intake has dropped a great deal we have never left.

So you might ask how we know this pharmacist cares any more than any other. Glad you asked and I am ready to share. At every visit to pick up medicine she would always ask about how the baby was doing. I would wait out in the car and my wife would go in and it would take her a while because of the good caring conversation going on inside. I did not mind the wait. After a while we started to take our Gracie in and the pharmacist would make it a point no matter how busy she was to come out and visit with her.

**I knew she loved the one I love because she did not just take our money and say have a good day. She took the time to know us, to speak to us, thus creating in us a good day because we knew someone really cared.

Then one Friday we could not get to the pharmacy in time to pick up the medicine that must be given every day. That is really bad news because the pharmacy is only open Monday through Friday. So what does our pharmacist do? Does she say sorry tough luck, should’ve gotten here earlier. No she tells me where she is eating dinner and I drive over after work and pick it up. There she is at a table full of friends and family waiting for a stranger to come pick up the medicine. I will never forget the scene.

**I know she loved the one I love because she was willing to inconvenience herself. She gave unselfishly.

Just before Gracie went in for open heart surgery we had to go by the pharmacy. Somehow she already knew what was happening. She came out from behind the counter and cried as she told us she would be praying for us all. Friends that is worth a 50 mile drive!

**I know she loved the one I love because her genuine emotions showed it and on top of that she was willing to really pray for her.

One last time last week we could not connect on the medicine for several reasons. So the temptation was to go somewhere else and get it. Out of nowhere on Sunday afternoon we get a call from a number we did not recognize. Who was it, you guessed it. It was the pharmacist that delivers. She was already on her way from her house in another city to mine. There was no stopping her. I stood in my yard as she dropped it off. She smiled we said thanks and she was on her way.

Unbelievable; that is what people who really love God are. Their love for others is real, there is no ulterior motive. There desire to go the extra mile is amazing. They drip with real emotion, not the phony stuff or service stuff most people share, it is genuine.

When you find a pharmacist that delivers you stay with them. When you find a real lover of God, the same occurs you just want to stay with them.

Scripture; 1 John 1:7-10, “Dear Friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard. Yet I am writing you a new command; its truth is seen in him and you, because the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining. Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in darkness. Whoever loves his brother lives in the light, and there is nothing in him to make him stumble.” NIV

1 John 1:9-10, “Anyone who claims to live in God’s light and hates a brother or sister is still in the dark. It’s the person who loves brother and sister who dwells in God’s light and doesn’t block the light from others.”

Prayer: Dear Lord, we praise your name for people who come our way and shine your light of love on us in such real ways. Bless them, give them peace and watch over them. Have us to follow in your footsteps as they do. In Christ Name Amen.

all simple/truths are written by richard harris

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