Lunch with God

Today is the day to do something different. How about having lunch with God? Start by stepping out the front door. “It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.” ~ Bilbo Baggins [J.R.R. Tolkien]

Twinkie & Root Beer Lunch with God

Jimmy Martin was a little boy who wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with Twinkies and a six-pack of root beer, opened the front door, and started his journey.

When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old woman. She was sitting in the park just staring at some pigeons. The boy sat down next to her and opened his suitcase.

animiated root beer soda glass and straw

He was about to take a drink from his root beer when he noticed that the old lady looked hungry, so he offered her a Twinkie. She gratefully accepted it and smiled at him. Her smile was so pretty that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered her a root beer.

Once again, she smiled at him. Jimmy Martin was delighted! They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never said a word.

boy smiling laying on leaves

As it grew dark, Jimmy Martin 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 woman, and gave her a hug. She gave him her biggest smile ever.

When he 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?"

paper sack lunch bag

He replied:

"I had lunch with God."

But before his mother could respond, he added:

"You know what? She's got the most beautiful smile I've ever seen!"

Meanwhile, the old woman, also radiant with joy, returned to her home. Her son was stunned by the look of peace on her face and he asked:

"Mother, what did you do today that made you so happy?"

She replied:

"I ate Twinkies in the park with God."


But before her son responded, she added:

"You know, He's much younger than I expected."

smiling woman

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