As we approach that time of the year when we remember the greatest act of love of all time; that of our Lord Jesus crucified for us on Calvary’s cross; He came to reconcile man to God; and man to man, and until we can fully understand this, His death was in vain, and has little significance to us…
No hard preaching to-day…no ‘fire and brimstone’… just a lovely story… read it for yourselves; and then answer this question…
I wonder if people can see God in me?
A 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 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 root beer, when he noticed that the old man looked hungry, so he offered him a Twinkie.
The old man gratefully accepted it and smiled at him. His smile was so pleasant that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered him a root beer. Again, the old 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 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?
“I had lunch with God.” 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?”
“I ate Twinkies 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 and kindness….all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Do they see God’s love in you, without you even having to open your mouth?
Matt 22:37 Jesus said to him, ” ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’
22:38 “This is the first and great commandment.
22:39 “And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
22:40 “On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”