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Potato Chips

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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!

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.  For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ “

— Matthew 25:34-40

Have lunch with God…….bring chips.

The Faithbook 2012
Original Author Unknown

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7 comments on “Potato Chips

  1. tacticianjenro
    Feb 29, 2012

    A great, powerful story. 🙂

  2. Naphtali
    Feb 29, 2012

    very good.

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  4. saoirse7freedom
    Jun 15, 2012

    I remember reading this before, somewhere else you posted it, but didn’t leave a comment. But I just wanted to say thank you for sharing this! Too often we don’t realize the power of our words. This little story is an excellent reminder.

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