Your word is a lamp for my feet,
a light on my path.
My stepson, Giovanni, works at our local Wendy's. His foremost station is what's known as "back cash". He takes the money from the customers at the first drive-in window.
Because he has been at the job for over a year now, Giovanni's smile and attitude is appreciated by the many regulars who come by the restaurant. Management has told him that when he has a day off, these patrons always ask, "Where's Giovanni?"
It's a good feeling to be appreciated. And, missed when you're not there.
That's all the reward, in addition to his paycheck, Giovanni needs.
So, imagine his surprise when a favorite customer pulls up to his window. Not only does she give him the money for her purchase, but also hands him a gift bag.
"I know it's late for Christmas," she confesses, "but, we wanted you to know how much we care. Enjoy!"
"Thanks so much!" Giovanni is genuinely pleased. He has to wait until he goes on break to examine the contents of the bag.
When Giovanni arrives home from work, he is beaming!
"Guess what?" he tells us. "One of my customers gave me presents today. I got a Visa gift card and this!"
He holds up a book proudly. It's a brand new Bible! My husband, Danny, and I are thrilled to know someone cares so much for our son, and even more thrilled that Giovanni is excited about it.
Music! Sweet, sweet music to our ears.
Because, although he has told us he is a Christian, never once has Giovanni shown any interest in seriously reading the Bible. But, now, the thoughtful generosity of one beautiful soul may have changed all that . . .
May God's love story be a lamp for your feet, dear Giovanni, and a light on your path!
Do you take time each day to read your Bible?
Will you pray with me?
Father, we thank You for those who joyfully and generously spread the Good News of Your Kingdom to all who need to hear it. Bless them and keep them, dear Lord, and may Your light ever shine through them. Amen.