A little boy wanted to meet GOD.
He knew it was a long trip to where GOD lived, so he packed his backpack with sandwiches and a six-pack of lemonades, and started his journey.
When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old man sitting on a bench. The oldman was sitting in the park staring at some pigeons.
The boy sat down next to him and opened his backpack. He was about to take a drink from his lemonade when he noticed that the old man looked hungry, so he offered him a sandwich.
The old man gratefully accepted it and smiled at the little boy. His smile was so pretty that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered him a lemonade.
Again, the old man smiled at him. The boy was delighted!
They sat there all afternoon eating, drinking and smiling, and they never said a word. As it grew dark, the little boy realised 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. The old man gave the little boy 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 has 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 her face and asked, “Dad, what did you do today that made you so happy?”
He replied, “I ate sandwiches in the park with GOD.” Before his son responded, he added, “You know, God’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.
Remember, we don’t know what God looks like. People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Embrace all equally!
Send this to people who have touched your life in a special way. This is one way to let them know how important they are.
Have lunch with GOD.