Written by THEUNIS, JOHANNES CLOETE  tjcloete@absamail.co.za

 

LUNCH WITH GOD!

 

A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with a bag of potato chips and a six-pack of iron brew and started his journey.

When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old woman. She was sitting in the

park, just staring at some pigeons. The boy sat down next to her and opened his

suitcase. He was about to take a drink from his iron brew when he noticed that the old lady looked hungry, so he offered her some chips. She gratefully accepted it and

smiled at him.

Her smile was so pretty that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered her a iron brew. Again, she smiled at him. The boy was delighted! They sat there all afternoon

eating and smiling, but they never said a word.

As twilight approached, the boy realized how tired he was and he got up to leave; but before he had gone more than a few steps, he turned around, ran back to the old

woman, and gave her a 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." But before his mother could respond, he added, "You know what? She's got the most beautiful smile I've ever seen!"

Meanwhile, the old woman, also radiant with joy, returned to her home. Her son was stunned by the look of peace on her face and he 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 responded, 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. People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a

lifetime! Embrace all equally!

 

Have lunch with God ……. bring chips.

 

Rom 15:7  Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.

 

 

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