You’re never alone
“A few months ago, I pulled up to a stoplight and noticed a man holding a cardboard sign that read: HUNGRY PLEASE HELP! My heart went out to him as I fumbled for my wallet, but all I had was a couple of dollars and an old gift card to McDonald’s.
“As he walked up to my window, I hesitated. I knew God called on us to give, but I’d never been in a position to offer much. In fact, I lived from paycheck to paycheck and worried I was one step away from winding up like the poor man outside my car. It always made me feel as if I was letting down the Lord. Once again, a man needed a loaf, and all I had to give were crumbs.
“‘I wish I had more, but I hope this will help,’ I said, handing him the money and my gift card. ‘God bless you.’
“A week later, I took my two grandkids to McDonald’s for Happy Meals. To my surprise, the very same man I had given money to on the street stood behind the counter wearing a uniform and a smile.
“‘If it wasn’t for your gift card, I wouldn’t have come here and applied for a job that day,’ he said. ‘I prayed I’d find work again, and then you came along with exactly what I needed!’
“As he took our order, I felt my spirit soar and marveled at how our Father can do so much with so little! The man thanked me once more by paying for our lunch himself. I held his hand and said with a wink, ‘I think God deserves all the thanks.’”