Without a doubt sometimes the greatest sermons anymore
the greatest blog posts
can be found in the most unusual
most usual places;
our biggest problem
is we just don’t notice. . .
that’s always been our biggest problem:
THAT WE FAIL TO RECOGNIZE WHAT WE NOTICE. . .
So here I am in a Giant Eagle Grocery Store,
Early Sunday Morning,
trying to find something for a Junior Sermon
I’m going to do for the kids at Church
and I hear the
W A I L
of a small child crying
Not and not an infant
but a small toddler
and another little girl comes up the aisle
right past me
and then she sees the kid crying. . .
she tells her mother the baby is sad,
and the mother said,
“Yes, she’s very sad. . .”
And then this child sat back in the shopping cart and almost starting to cry herself. . .
She then said a most beautifully innocent thing:
“Her sad makes me sad.”
I love what the mom asked her next,
“Do you think there’s anything we can do to make her a little happier and less sad. . .”
And without pause the little girl said,
“Give her a cookie. . .
She was already eating one from the clear little box they had obviously just gotten from the Bakery Section. . .
So they walked down the aisle
the other child and her mother were walking;
and after asking permission from her mother
gave her a cookie. . .
In that single moment
the Grocery Store Aisle seemed to
literally turn upside down
The little girl was
no more. . .
Not only how innocent–
how simple. . .
I mean a little child gets it. .
She knew in an instant,
IF HER SAD MAKES ME SAD
could it possibly be that
MY HAPPY COULD MAKE HER HAPPY. . . !
This little Caring Catalyst
challenges us to find out what she found out:
OUT OF ALL THE THINGS DOWN OUR AISLES THAT MAKE US SAD
THERE ARE JUST AS MANY THINGS UP THOSE AISLES
THAT CAN MAKE US HAPPY. . .
T H E I R
S A D
has the potential to make us Sad
HAS THE POWER TO THEM HAPPY. . .
Let’s have the guts
to find out what came easy for her—-
DARE TO FIND OUT
You just never know
what you’ll find down
(nor will they)