Posted On July 29, 2009
Hey, you ever remember the ten dollar challenge?
It was during the month of Christmas, but should we let it only be during that time?
Well, our church issued a little challenge of their own (not related to the $10 dollar challenge, but similar) during Saturday’s service to go out and bless someone in the upcoming week.
So, Charlie and I were at an Italian restaurant enjoying some salad and spaghetti and meatballs when an opportunity presented itself:
He nodded toward a mother and daughter sitting at a table a few down from ours and says, “So, should we get their meal?”
“You mean pay for it?”
“Yeah, and not tell them.”
“Oh yeah. Let’s do it.”
So, we strategically talked to our waitress and handed her our little credit card. I seriously thought my heart was going to crack through my chest I was so excited.
Don’t get me wrong, we’d done that a couple other times as well, but it still felt like the first time.
What I like is that it’s not only blessing someone to not have to pay for their meal, but it’s also a little witness to the waitress/waiter.
Believe me, we’ve gotten a few raised eyebrows when we’ve done this.
~~So, I snuck a peek to the table~~
The waiter sauntered toward them wearing a grin that would make any super model jealous. “Here’s your ticket. Your meal has actually been paid for.”
Again with the heart exploding in my chest.
Now, I don’t tell you this story to say, “yeah me” but instead, I tell you the story to challenge you to give it a try. It doesn’t have to be a full meal. It can be anything you’re able to do to bless someone — preferably anonymously.