Hearing God’s voice and obeying it is very difficult for most grownups, talk-less of a young teen. But when God prompted Chick-fil-A employee Levi Jones to donate his shoes to a homeless man, this brave 18-year-old obeyed Him.
Levi Jones, along with others had noticed a homeless man sitting out of a restaurant under a tree, but, it was only Levi who responded, that too for a very special reason.
Chick-fil-A employee, Levi Jones, saw homeless man Walter, wandering around a restaurant, and instead of calling the cops or chasing him away, he listened to the voice of God telling him what to do.
Walter was sitting under a tree, close to the Chick-fil-A building in Columbus, Ga. Levi says, “He had his eyes closed, looked very tired,” He added, “I went over to him. God led me over there to speak to him.”
He approached Walter, and asked him how he was doing and if he could get him any food. He then noticed that the man didn’t have any shoes on his feet. God spoke to the Chick-fil-A employee to give him his own shoes.
“The Lord told me to give my shoes to him and that’s exactly what I did,” he said.
Levi did not argue with God and neither did he reason it out, as he needed his shoes to work his shift, but as Levi says, he moves when the Lord tells him to, and he did just that.
“You know, I’m a Christian and I claim that wholeheartedly,” he said. After taking off his shoes, he realized that God had chosen him for this reason because He and Walter wore the same size shoe. He also gave Walter, a meal and his favorite drink, Dr. Pepper.
But now, when Levi returned back to work, he did not have any shoes to wear, but God provided and the management found him some shoes to wear. Even though it was four sizes too big, but Levi did not complain at all.
Todd Kalish, operator of the Columbus, Ga., Chick-fil-A, said that what Levi did would have made Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy proud. “Truett told us always obey your kindhearted impulses,” Todd said.
When asked why he did what he did, Levi said, “I love Jesus. And as His son, I’m called to live and walk just like Jesus did on the earth,” the young man said. “Jesus hung around homeless people. He took care of people, loved on people, blessed people wherever He went. And so I just wanna walk as my Father … walked and live that out every single day of my life.”
Levi has displayed his kindheartedness once before as well, for a family who could not pay for their food, Levi used his own debit card to pay for them and prayed with the family as well.