Have you ever heard the phrase “Pay It Forward.” Dr David Jeremiah told the following story:
“A grieving Canadian widower was dining alone in a restaurant for the first time since burying his wife of 43 years. Seated nearby was a young couple who reminded him of the love he and his wife had shared. He quietly gave the restaurant money to cover the couple’s meal and wrote them a note on a napkin. He thanked them for the memories they evoked, related a bit of his own situation, and wished them well in their lives.”
I really like that – He could have enjoyed the memories alone. He could have stopped by their table and greeted them. But he went a step further — he took money from his pocket to bless a couple of strangers with a meal and encourage them in their lives. Opportunities to be a blessing to others are fleeting and should be grasped. Wishing someone well is one thing; taking steps to ensure they are blessed is another — especially when they have a need that we can meet. We have been blessed to be a blessing to others (1 Peter 3:9).
Have a great day!
Rev Ran 🙂
Randy Ruiz Ministries
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Springfield, Mo 65803
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