Story of the day: It’s more than words!
Jeff and I usually go to lunch on Tuesday’s or Thursday’s depending on what day his physical fitness training for the military doesn’t occur. This week, our lunch date fell on a Tuesday and so we went to our usual place (Longhorn), for some good ol’ sweet tea and a steak. Nothing new about our day, except that I was watching a friend’s little one while they went to school.
Before they dropped him off, I had explained to the dad that Jeff and I were going on our date and if he didn’t mind, his son could just go along with us. The little one is around Joshua’s age and he and Josh enjoy hanging out, so Joshua was excited about him coming. Before we left to the restaurant, the father wanted to give us some money for his son’s lunch, but I gracefully declined and told him not to worry about it, and that we have his “little one covered”.
When we got to Longhorn, we were immediately seated by the staff and they sat us next to a couple that were enjoying their lunch. Jeff hadn’t arrived yet, and so I sat the kiddos down and ordered our drinks. The aroma from their homemade bread was in the air, and I could taste every morsel of it, even though I hadn’t actually had any. Jeff arriving a few minutes later, in his military uniform, was greeted and thanked for serving our country by the couple that were sitting next to us. He accepted their thankfulness and we continued on with our lunch.
We chatted about the day and our upcoming move to Dallas. Here’s where God’s Love is shown through someone else. You see, while Jeff and I were talking and finishing up with our lunch, that couple that were seated next to us, had retrieved our bill and paid for our entire lunch. This time, it was more than words. They took it a step further and showed their kindness without us knowing. They had already left and Jeff and I sat humbled by the event that had just taken place, because not only had this act of kindness touched our hearts, it touched all that were involved in it. Both waitresses, who were in tears, shared this great news with their manager, who in turn felt the generosity and God’s love from one random act of kindness that came from complete strangers.
God’s mercy and love was shown not only to me and Jeff, but to many because of this one couple. In essence you could say, God had His “little one’s covered” as well! He took care of us because we took care of another, and in this great process many lives were touced by this kind act that came from complete strangers. To the couple that acted on a gracious deed for someone they had never met before and whom may never read this, we just want to thank you for your kindess once again. We just want you to know that many were touched by your generosity, and through it, God’s Name and His Glory was shown this day, and it was done in a way that is forever embedded into my heart.
Quote of the day: Author Unknown
“One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness, for it is usually returned.”
Bible verse of the day: Luke 6:38
“Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for showing us through complete strangers how You work. Father, there were so many lives touched yesterday by this couple and we didn’t even know what they had done, until they were already gone, and that’s what is amazing to me! Father, I pray that You bless them this day, and let them know that we are thankful for what they did. Father, as we go into our day today, may we continue to do for others just as the couple did for us, and may Your Name be magnified and glorified this day and everyday!! I love You Father and thank You for showing Yourself as The One Who Gives All Things by allowing other people to give through love. I thank You for this day!
In Jesus Name I pray,