Yesterday was a beautiful Lord’s Day. The service at Evangel was uplifting, the music was beautiful and meaningful and the people entered in wholeheartedly. I had a special freedom in preaching and I am preaching right through the heart of the Book of Romans right now.
After church we went to a little BBQ place and enjoyed some perfect brisket and washed it down with ice cold classes of lemonade. It was a good day. I drove home and when Chuk arrived a bit later he was carrying a paper cup of lemonade.
“Where did you get it?”
“The little brothers who live around the corner have a little stand.”
“How much were they charging?”
“They said .50 a cup, but I gave them ten dollars and told them to share.”
I thought about the little boys who live there. They are always out wearing out the grass and doing the kinds of things little boys do. I walk in the neighborhood so a few times I have heard the exchanges with their dad. He’s a barker. Everything I have ever heard him say to them, he barked. He may be a great dad and he may be sensitive and kind behind closed doors, but our in the yard he brakes and they scamper around and try to keep him happy.
I imagined the look on their faces when they sold Chuk a cup of lemonade for 10.00 and it put a smile in my heart. Chuk is an entrepreneur at heart and had always had something going. He has turned the basement of Granville Cottage into a candle-manufacturing shop. He is a manager at Starbucks so he understands customer service and selling beverages to people.
I found myself breathing a little prayer. “Lord, you saw that. Bless my son for his generous heart. Bless him, Lord.”
The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself. Proverbs 11:25
May 26, 2014