If a picture is worth a thousand words, this incredible moment must be worth a million:
Alisha Wisbey went to have a coffee at Dutch Bros., Vancouver, a restaurant she frequented on the day after she lost her husband, Adam, to heart illness. Dutch Bros. was a place she visited frequently. When the employees at Dutch Bros Coffee noticed that the customer in the drive-thru was “coming apart,” they made the executive decision to reach out their hands to the woman’s vehicle and pray for her.
Alisha revealed to Fox 12 that the people who called her wanted her to know that she is not alone and that they understand her anguish. “And that other people, regardless of what faith you practice, what color you are, or who you are, can feel your grief, and they are there for you,” regardless of who you are.
They were unaware, however, that a customer behind them had taken a snapshot of them and uploaded it to social media, where it quickly gained widespread attention.
Along with the image above, Barbara shared the following words about the emotional encounter:
To the Dutch Bros. Coffee Company: today at the Dutch Bros. on 138th Avenue, as I was waiting in line, I took this image with my phone. It came to our attention that the young lady who was in front of us in line had recently lost her husband, who was 37 years old. When the DB people saw that she was breaking apart, they stopped what they were doing and prayed with her for many minutes. They then encouraged her to come back for further prayer and support, along with anything else that she might require. I will pray for the young family, and you already know where to get a good cup of coffee.
Pierce Dunn and Evan Freeman were two of the employees of Dutch Bros. praying for her well-being.
Evan stated that as soon as she mentioned that her husband had passed away, he told her that there was nothing else she needed to say since “we got this.” “Every time we hear of someone being harmed or in agony, we are going to respond in the same way. They are going to feel the affection that we have for them.”
It was Alisha Wisby, a woman working at Dutch Bros., who the staff prayed over earlier that morning.
When Alisha finally got her hands on the photo, she said that looking at it made her cry all over again, but this time they were happy tears. Not only will it serve as a constant reminder to her of the generosity that was offered to her, but it will also honor the man who she adores. Alisha explained that there are times when people are unable to recognize something beautiful or spiritual in their immediate surroundings. “However, I am able to do it today because I have a picture of him, and this provides me with yet another opportunity to recall him.”
It is pretty amazing to see a group of young people go above and beyond their minimum wage duty by boldly praying for a stranger who is in need in this day and age when prayer is shut out of schools and getting football coaches fired. In this day and age, prayer is getting people fired from their jobs as football coaches.
Prayer is the language of heaven that fuses us ever more profoundly with God. It is equally effective when we are at our spiritual best as it is when we are at our spiritual worst. Let us not forget, just as these young men have, that there really is no more meaningful present that any of us can give to our neighbors.