TWINKIES AND ROOT BEER
THERE ONCE WAS A LITTLE BOY WHO 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 ON HIS JOURNEY.
WHEN HE HAD GONE ABOUT THREE BLOCKS, HE MET AN OLD WOMAN.
SHE WAS SITTING IN THE PARK , STARING AT SOME PIGEONS. THE BOY SAT DOWN NEXT TO HER AND OPENED HIS SUITCASE. HE WAS ABOUT TO TAKE A DRINK FROM HIS ROOT BEER WHEN HE NOTICED THAT THE OLD LADY LOOKED HUNGRY, SO HE OFFERED HER A TWINKIE.
SHE GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED IT AND SMILED AT HIM. HER SMILE WAS SO PRETTY THAT THE BOY WANTED TO SEE IT AGAIN, SO HE OFFERED HER A ROOT BEER, ONCE AGAIN, SHE SMILED AT HIM. THE BOY WAS DELIGHTED.
THEY SAT THERE ALL AFTERNOON EATING AND SMILING, YET THEY NEVER SAID A WORD. AS IT GREW DARK, THE BOY REALIZED HOW TIRED HE WAS AND HE GOT UP TO LEAVE. BEFORE HE HAD GONE MORE THAN A FEW STEPS, HE TURNED AROUND, RAN BACK TO THE OLD WOMAN AND GAVE HER A HUG. SHE GAVE HIM THE BIGGEST SMILE EVER.
WHEN THE BOY OPENED THE DOOR TO HIS OWN HOME 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? SHE ‘S GOT THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SMILE I’VE EVER SEEN !” MEAN WHILE, THE OLD WOMAN, ALSO RADIANT WITH JOY, RETURNED TO HER HOME. HER NEIGHBOR WAS STUNNED BY THE LOOK OF PEACE ON HER FACE, AND SHE ASKED, ”WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY THAT MADE YOU SO HAPPY?” SHE REPLIED, ”I ATE TWINKIES IN THE PARK WITH GOD.” BUT BEFORE HER NEIGHBOR RESPONDED, SHE ADDED, “YOU KNOW , HE’S MUCH YOUNGER THAN I EXPECTED.
WILL SOMEONE SEE GOD IN YOUR SMILE OR KIND DEED?
MAYBE THEY”RE NOT EVEN LOOKING FOR GOD, BUT MAY SEE HIM IN THE KINDNESS YOU SHOW. LET THEM SEE GOD IN YOU. SHOW HIS LOVE IN ALL YOU DO TODAY. LET THEM SEE GOD IN YOU.
God has given me strength to handle things I never thought I’d be able to get through,
He has shown me a better way, wiped away the taste of the so called good times,
Brought me to another purpose.
I’m still not perfect, but getting better every day. I start every day with The Lords Prayer and thank Him at the end of each day for all he has done.
I am blessed with a good loving family, and a whole lot of good friends. My eyes are open, my feet are not eager to wander, I am still, my mind is clear.
I thank God every moment of my days for his undeserved kindness.
I found out in life, no matter who you are or what you do, you must Love the Lord our God with all your heart and all your might, no matter what goes on in your life,
He will never leave you, He has prepared a place for you in His kingdom, if you want it.
You are His most precious creation, He wants you happy, If you believe you have it , it’s yours, (for his purpose),and that purpose will be done in God’s time.
You may not be able to sing like an angle , you may not be able to preach like Paul but God has given you love to share, He will never leave you without giving you a chance to prove Him.
Give praise to God, for He is your beginning and your end forever and ever,
My precious little light that was shining in me, is now shining for all to see, my love,
Thy Will Be Done.