A little boy aged 8 years old told his mother that he wanted to meet God. His mother very sweetly told him, ‘Okay, dear but where will you find him in this vast Universe.’ The little boy insisted that he would set out to look for God and come back safely once he did.’ His mother knew that was not possible and did not seem to argue with him. She knew he would come back home so she packed his suitcase with two sets of his dress, a water-bottle and some packets of cakes for him on his way. The boy very happily started his journey, he walked a long distance and found a park! He was feeling tired so he decided to sit in the park and take some refreshment and water as he was feeling thirsty too. He opened a packet of cake to eat.
A little distance away he noticed an old woman sitting nearby, sad with hunger, so he offered her a piece of cake. She gratefully accepted it with a wide look and smiled at him. Her smile was so pretty and tender that the boy longed to see it again. After sometime he offered her another piece of cake. Again, she accepted it and smiled at him. The boy was delighted and joyous. They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but never said a word. While it grew dark, the boy was frightened and he got up to leave but before he had gone more than a few steps, he ran back and gave the woman a tight hug and she kissed him ever so sweetly with her prettiest smile.
Back home, when the boy knocked the door, his mother was surprised by the look of joy and merriment on his face. She asked him: ‘What did you do today that makes you look so happy? He replied, ‘I had lunch with God.’ Before his mother could respond, he added, ‘You know what? God has got the most beautiful smile I have ever seen in my life.’
Meanwhile, the old woman, also radiant with joy, returned to her home. Her son was stunned by the look of peace and happiness on her face and asked, ‘Mom, what did you do today that made you so happy?’ She replied, ‘I ate cakes in the park with God.’ Before her son responded, she asked, ‘You know, he’s much younger than I expected. I thought he would be much older and very different but he turned out to be a happy little boy.’
Friends too often we underestimate the power of a simple 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. Remember, nobody knows what God looks like. People come into our lives for a reason for a season or for a lifetime. Accept all of them equally. LET THEM SEE GOD IN YOU.
Faithful C. C👥