Lunch with God
(Twinkies and Root Beer)
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 he started his journey.
When he had gone about three blocks, he met an elderly man. The man was sitting in the park just feeding some pigeons.
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 man looked hungry,
so he offered him a Twinkie.
The man gratefully accepted it and
smiled at boy. 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 they never said a word.
As it grew dark, 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 man, and
gave him a hug. The man gave him his biggest smile ever.
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? God's got the most beautiful smile I've ever seen!"
the elderly man, also radiant with joy, returned to his home. His son
was stunned by the look of peace on his face and he asked," Dad, what
did you do today that made you so happy?"
He replied, "I ate
Twinkies in the park with God." However, before his son responded, he
You know, he's much younger than I expected."
often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word,
listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia
People come into our
lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.
Embrace all equally!
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.
God is love.
Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.
1 John 4:16 NIV