Want To Be Like God?

After World War II, many American soldiers remained in England to help pick up the pieces of the war-torn areas.  One of the most heart-breaking things that they saw in the aftermath was the number of orphaned children struggling to survive on their own.  One soldier was driving through one the ravaged towns when he spotted a rag-tag boy with his nose pressed to the window of a pastry shop.  He watched in silence while the cook kneaded the dough for a fresh batch of doughnuts.  The soldier pulled up to the curb and walked over to the boy.  Through the steamed-up windows, he could see the delicious-looking pastries as the baker pulled them out of the oven.  The boy salivated and released a slight groan.  The soldiers heart went out to the orphan and he asked, “Son…would you like some of those?  The boy was startled, but said, “Oh, yes I would!”  The American stepped into the shop, bought a dozen, put them in a bag and walked back to where the boy was still standing in the foggy cold of the London morning.  He smiled, held out the bag and simply said, “Here you are.”  As he turned to walk away, he felt a tug on his coat.  The soldier looked back and heard the child ask, “Mister…are you God?”

In these trying times, remember to be generous.  Share your love.  There are many people in out lives who are hurting.  And we are never more like God than when we give.  “This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son.” (John 3:16)

 

John 3:16

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