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,