Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Throne Trip Tuesdays - Bring Chips!

A young boy wanted to meet God. He knew it would be a long trip to where God lived. He packed a suitcase along with a bag of potato chips and a couple cans of root beer. Off he went on his journey.

When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old woman. She was sitting in the park starring at some pigeons. The boy sat down next to her and opened his suitcase. He was about to take a drink from his root beer when he noticed that the old woman looked hungry. He offered her some chips. She gratefully accepted and smiled at him.

Her smile was so pretty that the boy wanted to see it again. So he offered her a root beer. Again she smiled at him. The boy was delighted! They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never spoke a word.

As twilight approached, the boy realized how tired he was and got up to leave. Before he had taken a few steps, he turned around, ran back to the old woman, and gave her a big hug. She gave him her 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." Before his mother could respond, he added, "You know what? She's got the most beautiful smile I've ever seen!"

Also radiant with joy, the old woman returned to her home. Her son was stunned by the look of peace on her face and asked, "Mother, what did you do today that made you so happy?" She replied, "I ate potato chips in the park with God." However, before her son could respond she 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 of which have the potential to turn a life around. Step out in faith today, This Day, and change someone's life. Have lunch with God......and bring chips.

Peace and Joy,

James 1:19 (NKJV) So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;


Mary said...

That's such a wonderful story! Thanks for the reminder!

Lori said...

Beautiful story.

Mildred said...

I love this post Susan. Sometimes it is the simplest deeds that have the biggest impact. Have a great day.

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Very nice. Thank You LORD!

KrippledWarrior said...

Potato, not poker!
How was Charlotte?

Heart2Heart said...

Oh Susan,

This is so beautiful and reminds me that people need to see Jesus in what we say and do. The impacts lasts so much longer!

And by the way... I am eating my lunch while reading this and I am having chips!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Mari said...

What a sweet story!

Angel said...

Oh Susan, I love this story! I pray that I am always Jesus to others and that I always see Him in others!! Love and Blessings

christy rose said...

Oh wow! I really loved this Susan!! It really touched me a lot!

Heart2Heart said...


Please help me spread the word of a sister in Christ who so desperately needs help with a limited amount of time left.


Love and Hugs ~ Kat