boy about 10 years old was standing before a shoe store on Broadway,
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 boys reply.
The lady took himby the hand and went into the store, and asked 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, and he replied:
"Certainly," and quickly brought them to her.
She took the little fellow to the back part of the store and removing
her gloves, knelt down, washed his little feet and dried them with a
towel. By this time the clerk had returned with the socks. Placing a
pair upon the boy's feet, she purchased him a pair of shoes, and tying
up the remaining pairs of socks, gave them to him. She patted himon the
head and said, "No doubt,my little fellow, you feel more comfortable
As she turned to go, the astonished lad caught her by the hand, and
looking up in her face, with tears in his eyes, answered the question
with these words, "Are you God's Wife?"