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Lunch with God!

Boy on bench with packed lunch
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 elderly man. The man was sitting in the park just feeding 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 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.

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? God’s got the most beautiful smile I’ve ever seen!”

Meanwhile, 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 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!

~author unknown~


Comments on: "Lunch with God!" (12)

  1. I absolutely love this! I have always believed that God is in each of us so how you treat others is how yo treat God. I have put myself in some very dangerous positions a few times helping total strangers. I always told myself “this is God” or “what if this is God” or at least “God is watching me”. The few people that ever knew about some of these instances thought I was nuts and quickly told me how crazy I was for helping these strangers while risking my safety. But I truly believed I was put there at those moments with those people that needed help for a reason. It could be the other way around and be me needing help. If it were my child or grandchildren I would hope someone would help them. So I have, many times, and even with the dangerous possibilities of the particular situations I have never been hurt.

    • Dear Rosie: Wow! What a marvelous post. And it’s true how we treat God it will be returned to us. It’s wonderful to read stories from people with deep faith. I often feel the saddened for those who do not get this experience. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. Many blessings, Cherokee Billie

  2. Reblogged this on jillybean2 and commented:
    Cute story! A must read!

    • Dear Jilly: I am so glad you liked the story and reposted it. I would like to know understand how to re post someone else’s blog, if you can tell me how I would greatly appreciate it. Many blessings, Cherokee Billie

  3. Beautiful story. I love the way it explains that God lives within us all! 🙂

  4. I love this too, my favourite. Thanks Cherokee.

  5. I’ve nominated you for a liebster blog award.

    • I am deeply honored and thank you so much for the nomination. I don’t understand word press as well as many others, but I appreciate all of those who think what I do is worthwhile. Many blessings, Cherokee Billie

  6. Beautiful story. I get to see God every day in the eyes of my beautiful son who is 27 with Down syndrome. Every time we laugh together which is every waking possible minute I hear God. What a beautiful story.

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