COLUMBUS, Ga. — An employee at a Georgia Chick-fil-A is giving the glory back to God after he recently gave a homeless man his shoes.
Levi Jones, 18, who works at the Columbus location, told local television station WBRL that he saw the man, named Walter, sitting under a tree in front of the restaurant and felt led by God to talk him.
“I asked him how he was doing, [and] if I can get him any food,” Jones outlined. “And I noticed he didn’t have on any shoes on his feet.”
After bringing the man some food, Jones felt led of God to give Walter his shoes. However, he wondered whether or not the shoes would even fit. Jones said that he believed God sent Walter there for a reason, so he took his own shoes off his feet and gave them to the man. It turned out that they wore the same size.
Jones then walked back into the restaurant without any shoes. His manager gave him a spare pair for the day, but they were four sizes too big. He didn’t complain.
“I love Jesus and as His son, I’m called to live and walk just like Jesus did on the earth,” Jones stated. “Jesus hung around homeless people. He took care of people, loved on people, [and] blessed people wherever He went. And so I just wanna walk as … Jesus Christ walked and live that out every single day of my life.”
According to WBRL, Walter told Levi he is a father-to-be, and that he wants to name the baby Levi after the young man that helped him.
The station also reports that Jones recently paid for a family’s meal with his own debit card after the woman’s card wouldn’t go through. He then wrapped his arms around the woman and her children and prayed for them.
James 2:15-16 asks, “If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, and one of you say unto them, ‘Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled,’ notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?”
Ephesians 2:10 also reads, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
Deuteronomy 15:7-8 and 10 instructs, “If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother. But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth. … Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him, because that for this thing the Lord thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto.”