Lunch with God

>> Sunday, March 6, 2011

A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with Twinkies and a six-pack of root beer and started on his journey.

When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old man. The man was sitting in the park just staring at some pigeons. The boy sat down next to him and opened his suitcase. He was about to take a drink from his root beer when he noticed that the old man looked hungry, so he offered him a Twinkie.

The man gratefully accepted it and smiled at him. His smile was so pleasant that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered him a root beer. Again, the man smiled at him. The boy was delighted! They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but never said a word.

As it grew dark, the boy realized how tired he was and got up to leave. Before he had gone more than a few steps, he turned around, ran back to the old man, and gave him a hug. The man responded with his biggest smile ever.

When the boy opened the door to his own house a short time later, his mother was surprised by the look of joy on his face. She asked him, "What did you do today that made you so happy?”

He replied, "I had lunch with God." But before his mother could respond, he added, "You know what? He's got the most beautiful smile I've ever seen!"

Meanwhile, the old man returned to his home, also radiant with joy. His son was stunned by the look of peace on his dad’s face and he asked, "Dad, what did you do today that made you so happy?" The man replied, "I ate Twinkies in the park with God." Then he added, "You know, he's much younger than I expected."

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring. All have the potential to turn a life around.

People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Share your Twinkies and root beer.  
(Author Unknown)

“Be ready with a meal or a bed when it's needed. Why, some have extended hospitality to angels without ever knowing it!” Hebrews 13:2 (MSG)


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