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 Soft Drink and started his journey.
When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old
man. He 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 Bottle when he noticed that the old man looked hungry, so he offered him some chips. He gratefully accepted it and
smiled at him.
His smile was so pretty that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered him a
soft drink. Again, he 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 man, and gave him a hug. He gave him 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, 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 potato chips in the park with
God.’ However, before his son responded, 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 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 withGod…bring chips.