Written August 12,2017
I was the beneficiary of a random act of kindness yesterday. Kim and I were eating dinner out and having a conversation with a friend that stopped by our table, which touched on some of our past missions activity. A while later a gentleman came up to us and said he couldn’t help but overhear our conversation… And he just wanted to say hello and let us know that he had paid for our supper. I was honestly caught off guard a little bit, and likely didn’t respond with the degree of gratitude that I would have, had I been given an opportunity to prepare myself for it and think about it. I think that’s the first time that’s happened to me.
We’ve been thinking a lot lately about God’s blessings and how God’s economy really works. This was a great example to us about how we need to be sensitive to ways that God wants us to participate in the blessing of other people. This simple act made us feel blessed and favored.
When I think about how God’s economy works… it’s apparent that God doesn’t work by the numbers… He doesn’t seem to rely much on reason and logic… (just try to find a Bible story that is outlining the merits of reason and logic. I don’t think you can.) God is a creative being. He makes things out of nothing. He tends to bless our little and multiply it. He doesn’t seem to recognize financial constraints. He seems to be drawn to operate through our obedience, gratefulness, and our generosity. God seems to flow through all of those.
It’s just like God to provide such a vivid example to us at such an unexpected time, on something He wants us to get… We have so much to learn in this area… may it be so.