This is a story sent by a Christian via email. The message seems to be very subtle. It has a universal message, as well as different opposing interpretations in accordance with your own perception of what you choose and want to believe. If we can just put aside our personal perceptions which sometimes may be wrong of even offensive to others, and just focus on the wider universal message of the unversal truth; then the world will be a better place.
Take the example of this story which you are going to read. If you are a Christian, your perception is that God is ever present and you must have faith in Him, as was what the sender of this email message wrote, "God still sits on the throne. You may be going through a tough time right now but God is getting ready to bless you in a way that only He can....Keep the faith!"
For those who don't believe in God, they would refute this Christan writer, and the ensuing foolish petty squabble between the two teams will gradually ignite into a big fire!
However if we were to open our hearts and minds, and read the message with a little wisdom in us, then we can just interprete that with simple things in life like sharing some chips and a good hug will bring happiness to all parties.
Hope everyone is happy now. But please don't eat too much chips and drink too much sweet drinks. They are not good for health.
Now enjoy reading the email message:
A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with a bag of potato chips and a six-pack of root beer and 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 some chips. He gratefully accepted it and smiled at him.
His smile was so pretty that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered him a root beer. Again, he smiled at him. The boy was delighted!
They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never said a word.
As twilight approached, 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. He 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 did you do today that made you so happy?"
He replied "I ate potato chips 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!
Have lunch with God.......bring chips.
Send this to people who have touched your life in a special way. Let them know how important they are. I did!!!!
God still sits on the throne. You may be going through a tough time right now but God is getting ready to bless you in a way that only He can.
Keep the faith!
My instructions were to pick four people that I wanted God to bless, and I picked you.
Please pass this to at least four people you want to be blessed. This prayer is powerful, and prayer is one of the best gifts we receive. There is no cost but a lot of rewards. Let's continue to pray for one another.
Here is the prayer:
Father, I ask You to bless my friends, relatives and e-mail buddies reading this right now. Show them a new revelation of Your love and power. Holy Spirit, I ask You to minister to their spirit at this very moment. Where there is pain, give them Your peace and mercy. Where there is self-doubt, release a renewed confidence through Your grace. Bless their homes, families, finances,their goings and their comings. In Jesus' precious name, Amen
Now I picked more than four, so can you!
Patience w/ family = Love
Patience w/ others = Respect
Patience w/ self = Confidence