This past week when we were driving my older brother to the airport, and he wanted to stop to get some lunch. He was telling me about this restaurants packaging. All over their packages are inspirational quotes, bible quotes and Christian story’s. I could not’t believe it. I asked him if it was a Christian restaurant, he said “nope, the owners are Christians but it’s not a specifically Christian restaurant. Just a normal restaurant.”. Ummmm nope lol. No restaurant I have EVER heard of has had anything even close to that. Before he started eating he showed me the outside of the box and it was covered in quotes. So strange! Once he was done eating he gave me the box and told me to read the story that was on the inside lid. The story had me in tears!! I am going to post a picture of the inside of the box so if you want to read the whole story you can.
The story is about a boy who’s dad is very uninvolved in his life, one of those dad’s who’d rather watch tv than do anything with his child. The young boy, ago 9, is in scouts. One day after a meeting all of the children were given a block of wood, a few parts and a piece of paper. They were to build a pine derby car with their dads. When Gilbert (the boy) arrived home he handed his dad the piece of paper. His dad just scoffed at him and handed the piece of paper back to him. The block of wood remained untouched for weeks. Then his mother stepped in. She had no carpentry skills so she simply read the instructions to her son. Within days their little derby car was completed. It was not’t the greatest car, it was lopsided, but he had done it. His mother was proud of him, he too was proud of himself knowing he had done it on his own, his blue lightning was perfect! He had not’t seen any of the other childrens cars so he did not’t’t know any different. When they arrived at the derby race Gilbert got a bit of a rude awakening. His pride turned into humility. It was VERY obvious that the other boys’ fathers had helped them. His pride in blue lightning was gone. A few of the other children giggled at his lopsided derby car, it was painfully obvious that he had built it on his own. Gilbert was also the only boy there without a man by his side. Most of the boys had their fathers by their sides and those that did not’t’t had at least their grandfathers with them. None the less Gilbert set up for the races. He made it all the way to the end. Before the last race he asked if he could take a minute to pray. Gilbert hit his knees with his lopsided derby car in his hands, wrinkled his brows and began a conversation with his Father. Gilberts competitor stood with is father by his side, while Gilbert stood with his Father in his heart. Gilbert won that race! When he did he jumped with joy yelling “thank you!” The crowd roared with approval. The scout master came up to Gilbert with a microphone and asked the obvious question, “so you prayed to win, huh, Gilbert?” Gilberts answer is what brought me to tears. He said, “oh, no sir. That would not’t be fair to ask God to help you beat someone else. I just asked him to make it so I did not cry when I lose.”! Still now I have tears in my eyes! This child’s wisdom is amazing!! It really opened my eyes, it’s not the outcome to situation but how we deal with it. It is unreasonable for us to expect God to do something in our favour meaning it would make someone else unhappy or less fortunate. That goes against what and Who God is. He does not’t pick favorites or anything like that. He loves all of His children equally! So enjoy your equal part of Gods love, and rejoice in it! God bless you all! I pray you have a wonderfully safe, and God filled weekend!!