Thursday, March 6, 2008

Do Others see God in You?

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 cupcakes, several cans of root-beer and started on his journey...
Little Boy Sits on His Suitcase Waiting for a Train to Take Him to the Seaside by Mirrorpix
Little Boy Sits on His Suitcase

When he had gone about three blocks, he saw an elderly woman. She was sitting on a park bench watching the pigeons.
Woman Feeds Pigeons in the City Park in Vienna by Taylor S. Kennedy
Woman Feeds Pigeons in the City Park in Vienna

The boy sat down next to her and opened his suitcase. He was about to take a drink from his root beet when he noticed the lady looked hungry so he offered her a cupcake. She gratefully accepted and smiled at him.

Her smile was so wonderful that he wanted to see it again, so he offered a root beer as well. Once again she smiled at him. The boy was delighted! They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling without saying a word.

As it began to grow dark, the boy realized how tired he was and wanted to go home. He got up to leave but before he had gone no more than a few steps, he turned around and ran back to the old woman, giving her a big hug. She gave him her biggest smile ever.

When the boy arrived home his mother was surprised by the look of joy on his face. She asked, "what has made you so happy today?" He replied, "I had lunch with God." Before his mother could respond he added, "You know what? She's got the most beautiful smile in the whole world!"

Meanwhile, the old woman, also radiant with joy, returned to her home. Her son was stunned by the look of peace on her face. He asked, "Mother, what has made you so happy today?" She replied, "I ate cupcakes in the park with God." And before her son could reply, she added, "You know, he is 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 life around.

People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.

Take no one for granted and embrace all equally with joy!

Can others see God in Us?

With Love, Mimi


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16 comments:

Pam said...

What a poignant reminder to show God's love without ceasing!

red tin heart said...

That was a great post Mimi. It is very true, we can be the difference in someones life. xoxo nita

Sis. Julie said...

Great post!! I sure hope others see Christ in me.

Susan P. said...

Oh, I just loved that Mimi. It's so true that we never really know the impact we make on another's life. I have been so blessed in my life to see the love of God shine through in others.

Daughter of the King said...

This was so sweet.... kind,nice, good manners and friendly people are so rare today.
Deby

Dawn said...

Wonderful story full of food for thought!

Me said...

Thanks for this one. It made me smile. We do need to remember the little things - that is for certain because that is often where He is seen.

nannykim said...

Yes, people are treasures!

Yolanda said...

really enjoyed this . Thanks for sharing it.

Sarah said...

That's just lovely Mimi, thank you, a great reminder of the fact that we serve God when we serve others...like Matt 25:31-46

Feathering My Nest said...

What a sweet story. I do hope that others see the Lord in me. It's a good thing to pray for.

Kathi

Adrienne said...

Mimi -
I love this story. A friend of mine shared it with several of us not long ago. It has such deep meaning.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for leaving your sweet comments. Yes, I think my little grandson has knowledge beyond his years. Please stop by again soon. I'll come back here to check in and see what you have to share.
~Adrienne~

Lille meg said...

Thank you for sharing this!
It's so true, but we doesn't think about how important it is to give a smile or a hand, and just care about someone. May be it means more to them that we can imagine.
Both of them in this story said that they had met God, and so they had....

Thank you, and have blessed Sunday evening!

Cathy said...

What a sweet, wonderful story, Mimi! And the pictures are so good with it.

Mary said...

Awesome! Like the old song, God is everywhere. We never know the lives that we touch in our daily travels. Thank you for this beautiful reminder.

Blessings,
Mary

Tina Trivett said...

This is so moving...thank you so much for posting it.