Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Saying Grace in a Restaurant - Priceless!

Saying Grace in a Restaurant - Priceless !
Sometimes we forget the really important things in life.

Last week, I took my grand-children to a restaurant.
My six-year-old grand-son asked if he could say grace.

As we bowed our heads he said, "God is good, God is great. 
Thank you for the food, and I would even thank you more if 
Nana gets us ice cream for dessert. And liberty and justice
for all! Amen!"

Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby, 
I heard a woman remark, "That's what's wrong with this country. 
Kids today don't even know how to pray. Asking God for ice cream! 
Why, I never!"

Hearing this, my grand-son burst into tears and asked me, 
"Did I do it wrong? Is God mad at me?"

As I held him and assured him that he had done a terrific job, 
and God was certainly not mad at him, an elderly gentleman 
approached the table.

He winked at my grand-son and said, "I happen to know that 
God thought that was a great prayer."

"Really?" my grand-son asked.

"Cross my heart," the man replied.

Then, in a theatrical whisper, he added (indicating the woman 
whose remark had started this whole thing), "Too bad she never 
asks God for ice cream. A little ice cream is good for the soul sometimes."

Naturally, I bought my grand-children ice cream at the end of the meal. 
My grand-son stared at his for a moment, and then did something I will 
remember the rest of my life.

He picked up his sundae and, without a word, walked over and placed it 
in front of the woman. With a big smile he told her, "Here, this is for you. 
Ice cream is good for the soul sometimes; and my soul is good already."

 The End

 I love this story!
 Please consider passing it along to some of those in your life that you touch.
 Sometimes, we all need some ice cream.

 I hope God sends you some ice cream today!