Saturday, May 17, 2008

A Moment With God

A young Boy wanted to meet God. He knew it could be 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 Man gratefully accepted it and smiled at the Boy. His smile was so pleasant that the Boy wanted to see it again, so he offered him a root beer. Again, the grateful 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. Whereupon, 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? 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'd you do today that made you so happy?"

He replied, "I ate Twinkles 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!


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Please note, My Friend, that this little item is NOT of my creation ... nor is this the first time that I have presented it here. Lady Muse said, this morning, "Some One is waiting for THIS." So, I have offered it, again, for that 'Some One' (or Ones.) In doing so, I am reminded of the first scripture that I learned as a small child, "God is Love."

This was originally, in fact, sent to me by a loving friend (via e-mail.) a good while ago. But I believe it to be worthy of passing along to you with all due gratitude to its unknown Author. (Because I subscribe to all of the Truth that it presents so simply, and picturesquely.) I do, however, know the source of the 'IMAGE.'

God (Love) bless You today, My Darling Friend.

IMAGE courtesy of Ian Britton, FreeFoto.com

26 comments:

aims said...

How beautiful and thought provoking. Thank you - again - JM!

John-Michael said...

I am so glad that You like it Aims Darling. And You are quite welcome.

Loving You ....

lime said...

this one really is worthy. we just never know when a kind word or a smile or a touch can make the difference in someone's day.

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh that is so beautiful. I may have just been the one that needed to read that. I've been having a hard time these past several weeks as my brother had a stroke and it's been really hard for my whole family.

Reading this reminded me that the simple pleasures in life are always from God.

Thank you John-Michael.

This is my first stop to your blog but it won't be the last. I've added you to my list of favorites to visit.

Joanne

John-Michael said...

As You know, My darling Lime, this little illustration portrays the guiding understanding in my life. And "worthy" is how I want to find my Self at day's end.

I love you.

John-Michael said...

Oh, Dear Joanne, how gladdened you make my heart, and how pleased I am that I listened and heeded the leading to post this again. Thank You, Dear One, and I do hope to see you again ... soon.

Lovingly ...

Misty Dawn said...

I have read this before... yet, it brings tears to my eyes every time I read it again. Beautiful.

I sent you an e-mail, my friend.

John-Michael said...

Hi Misty, My Darling Little Bird. When you light on the sill of my Life's window, I hear the sweet sound of your Spirit's song ... and my Heart brightens. This is one of those little pieces that I visit on occasions when I want a bit of "refreshing." And when I was with it this time, Lady Muse said "Share it! Now!" So, obviously, I did.

In the hope that this brief moment gave your Heart the kind blessing that each moment with You gives mine, I love You.

CrazyCath said...

I love this tale. I have seen it so often before. A real eye opener.

Ruth W. said...

Wonderful words and I too needed to be reminded of it. Thank you.

nitebyrd said...

That is just perfect, JM! Not only does it illustrate that "God" isn't the same for everyone but that "God" is in all of us.

Just Joni said...

sweet story and nice reminder to look at things from other perspectives...thanks for sharing.
;)

Suldog said...

It's a lovely thought, John-Michael, and one I should remember more often when in contact with people. Thank you!

By the way, there's a contest up over at my place. The prize is 10 (crummy) CDs. Your good advice concerning God would have been good to keep in mind when I wrote the piece, but it's too late now :-)

Vi said...

I so believe in season, reason, lifetime.

How we all should live.

San said...

A beautiful story, John-Michael, one that was really good for me to read and ponder.

Thank you, friend.

John-Michael said...

I do enjoy hearing Truth from many voices CathDaughter. Seems that the echo effect gets sweeter with each repetition.

Loving You ...

John-Michael said...

Now Ruth, My dear, You and I simply must meet up at The Depot Coffee House, there in Hopkins. Any place managed by a board of directors composed entirely of high school students and following a mission statement that includes "fostering communication and building a bridge of respect between students and the greater community" is my kind of place. (Yes I did Google Hopkins ... and got so caught up in what I found that the coffee house simply had to be mentioned. [smile])

Than you, Darling, for your kind presence and thought.

Its easy to love such a lovely Lady, from such a lovely community.

John-Michael said...

Kinda fits right in with that tiny bit that I offered just the other day, about nature of God, dont you think, NiteByrd, Darlin? (I like the way that you said it better though.)

I love You.

John-Michael said...

With each visit shared with You, My darling Joni, I find that my perceptions are always brought into a more heavenly focus. You bless me!

And that's something else that I love You for.

John-Michael said...

I did drop in at your place Jim, You Dearest SulDog Friend. and after I win those crummy CDs, I'll introduce the panel who advised me on the correct answer.

Thank you for letting me know that my little shared finds are of merit to you. You really encourage me!

I do love You, My friend.

John-Michael said...

You will love the fact that you just reminded me of one of my historic favorites, Vi, My Darling. Einstein said God did not create the universe to function at the roll of the dice. Which is, of course, Dear Vi, exactly what you just said.

I enjoy loving You.

John-Michael said...

I, like many others, have read it many times before, Dear San. And I always appreciate the wonderful Truth that it contains. Wrap it, package it, colour it, and present it in any number of ways ... the Truth always rises to the surface. I do love that!

As I do Love You, Dear Friend.

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

Passing on the good stuff again! Well done JM!

John-Michael said...

Though I must confess to tinkering with it a bit, here and there, Sweet Beth, I am glad that it wasn't enough to raise any comments from those who have read it before, from other sources. For, I wouldn't want to detract, in any way, from the purity of this simple, lovely thought.

I appreciate your presence, each time we share anything, My darling Friend.

For, as You know well, I do love You.

Classic Charm said...

John-Michael,
Awe, how beautiful! And such a beautiful reminder to take the time to "notice".
Hugs,
Rose

John-Michael said...

Rose, My Dearest, you sound as though I have given something of a pleasure to You. And I do hope that the case. For to do so would be to please me in the doing.

lovingly ...((HUGS)) ...

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