There once was a little boy who wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived; so he packed a suitcase with Twinkies and a six-pack of root beer and started his journey. When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old woman. She was sitting in the park, staring at the pigeons. The boy sat down next to her and opened his suitcase. He was about to take a sip of his root beer when he noticed that the woman looked hungry; so he offered her a Twinkie. She gratefully accepted it. Her smile was so pretty that the little boy wanted to see it again; so he offered her some root beer. Once again, she smiled that beautiful smile. The boy was delighted. They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling; yet neither of them said a word. As it grew dark, the boy realized how tired he was; and he got up to leave. Before he had gone no more than a few steps, he turned around and ran back to the woman and gave her a hug. She, in return, gave him the biggest and most beautiful smile ever.
When the boy opened the door to his own home, his mother was surprised by the look of joy on the boy’s face. She asked him, “What did you do today to make you so happy?” The boy replied, “I had lunch with God.” Before his mother could respond, he added, “You know what? She’s got the most beautiful smile I have ever seen!!” Meanwhile, the old woman also radiant with joy, also returned home. Her neighbor was stunned by the look of peace on her face; and she asked, “What did you do today that made you so happy?” She replied, “I had Twinkies with God.” But before her neighbor could respond, she added, “You know, he is much younger than I expected!”
This story just goes to show you that you meet God in all places and all faces. Unfortunately, many of us spend a lifetime looking for a visit from God only to be too busy to recognize it when we have that visit in our everyday lives.